Sphingidae information requested.: Massachusettes

William Oehlke oehlkew at islandtelecom.com
Sun Mar 10 21:43:13 EST 2002


I am putting together a Sphingidae of the Americas website and am looking for help in compiling checklists for each state in the United States.

I recognize the great work undertaken by Paul Opler, coordinator of the USGS Moths of the United States website, but am also aware, through correspondence with various individuals, that the work is not completely accurate, i.e., there are some omissions.

Over the next couple of weeks I will be submitting checklists for verification, additions, deletions, etc., for each of the fifty states.

My subject line heading will be "Sphingidae information requested: followed by the individual state name."

Please just delete my messages if they are of no interest to you.

If you can help, please reply by adding names of any species that are not on the list but have been seen by you in the respective state.

I am also interested in high quality electronic images of moths, larvae, pupae etc., in natural poses for display on the site.

The site will take the general format of my North American Saturniidae site at 
and is designed especially for those who wish to identify found specimens in all stages and for those who wish to rear Sphingidae species.

Thanks for your time.

Here is the Massachusetts list:

 Pink-spotted hawkmoth (Agrius cingulata) 
 Five-spotted hawkmoth (Manduca quinquemaculata) 
 Carolina sphinx (Manduca sexta) 
 Pawpaw sphinx (Dolba hyloeus) 
 Elm sphinx (Ceratomia amyntor) 
 Waved sphinx (Ceratomia undulosa) 
 Catalpa sphinx (Ceratomia catalpae) 
 Plebeian sphinx (Paratrea plebeja) 
 Hermit sphinx (Sphinx eremitus) 
 Great ash sphinx (Sphinx chersis) 
 Canadian sphinx (Sphinx canadensis) 
 Laurel sphinx (Sphinx kalmiae) 
 Apple sphinx (Sphinx gordius) 
 Poecila sphinx (Sphinx poecila) 
 Clemen's sphinx (Sphinx luscitiosa) 
 Wild cherry sphinx (Sphinx drupiferarum) 
 Southern pine sphinx (Lapara coniferarum) 
 Northern pine sphinx (Lapara bombycoides) 
 Twin-spotted sphinx (Smerinthus jamaicensis) 
 One-eyed sphinx (Smerinthus cerisyi) 
 Blinded sphinx (Paonias excaecata) 
 Small-eyed sphinx (Paonias myops) 
 Huckleberry sphinx (Paonias astylus) 
 Walnut sphinx (Amorpha juglandis) 
 Modest sphinx (Pachysphinx modesta) 
 Alope sphinx (Erinnyis alope) 
 Ello sphinx (Erinnyis ello) 
 Hummingbird clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) 
 Slender clearwing (Hemaris gracilis) 
 Snowberry clearwing (Hemaris diffinis) 
 Pandorus sphinx (Eumorpha pandorus) 
 Achemon sphinx (Eumorpha achemon) 
 Grote's sphinx (Cautethia grotei) 
 Lettered sphinx (Deidamia inscriptum) 
 Nessus sphinx (Amphion floridensis) 
 Hydrangea sphinx (Darapsa versicolor) 
 Virginia creeper sphinx (Darapsa myron) 
 Azalea sphinx (Darapsa choerilus) 
 Tersa sphinx (Xylophanes tersa) 
 Bedstraw hawkmoth (Hyles gallii) 
 White-lined sphinx (Hyles lineata) 
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