Nessus sphinx

Mothman617 mothman617 at
Wed Jun 16 21:18:20 EDT 1999

I am not sure about A. nessus, but I do know for sure that species of Hemaris
do oviposit diurnaly. I have seen H. thysbe and H. diffinis both doing this on
several occasions. They deposit eggs upon Honeysuckle and Snowberry in the hot
midday sun. I would think that A. nessus will also do this, however this
species I do occasionally find at night at my UV lamp. I have not raised any of
these from eggs. I did successfully rear A. nessus from larvae which can be
found upon Grapes and Virginia Creeper. 

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