Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, July 2008

The Sphingidae of Alabama

Darapsa myron courtesy of John H. Campbell.

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Ranges within Alabama are indicated by abbreviations following the species names. This update is as per the distribution maps in Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America.

T = Throughout
NQ = Northern Quarter
NH = Northern Half
SQ = Southern Quarter
ST = Southern Third
XN = Extreme North
XNE = Extreme Northeast
XS = Extreme South

Sphinginae subfamily

Sphingini tribe:

Agrius cingulata T
Ceratomia amyntor T
Ceratomia catalpae T
Ceratomia hageni NH
Ceratomia undulosa T
Dolba hyloeus T
Isoparce cupressi SQ
Lapara bombycoides XNE
Lapara coniferarum T
Lapara phaeobrachycerous T
Lintneria eremitus NQ
Manduca jasminearum T wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Manduca quinquemaculatus T
Manduca rustica T
Manduca sexta T
Neococytius cluentius stray
Paratrea plebeja T
Sphinx canadensis NQ
Sphinx chersis XN
Sphinx drupiferarum NH
Sphinx franckii T
Sphinx kalmiae T

Smerinthini tribe:

Amorpha juglandis T
Pachysphinx modesta T
Paonias astylus T
Paonias excaecata T
Paonias myops T
Smerinthus jamaicensis T

















Macroglossinae subfamily

Dilophonotini tribe:mm

Enyo lugubris ST
Hemaris diffinis T
Hemaris thysbe T



Philampelini tribe:mm

Eumorpha achemon T
Eumorpha fasciatus S 1/3
Eumorpha intermedia XS
Eumorpha pandorus T
Eumorpha typhon stray


Macroglossini tribe:

Amphion floridensis T
Darapsa choerilus T
Darapsa myron T
Darapsa versicolor T
Deidamia inscriptum T
Hyles lineata T
Proserpinus gaurae all but XNE
Sphecodina abbottii T
Xylophanes tersa T

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The U.S.G.S. does not list Manduca rustica from Alabama, but this specimen was photographed, May 27, 2004, in Montgomery County, Alabama, courtesy of Marc Huchette and Tim Frantz.

At first I thought it was Dolba hyloeus until Tim mentioned, "This guy is at least 4 inches from head to wing tip."

The U.S.G.S. does not list Isoparce cupressi from Alabama, but Dirk Bayer sent me an image from Bon Secour, Baldwin County, July 18, 2006.

Below are links to county by county pictoral checklists.

Only those counties/cities indicated in red are currently active. Please help me improve this site by sending sighting data (species; location [county]; date) to Bill Oehlke.

Other pictoral checklists will be posted as sightings arrive.

Individual notes for northern counties (adult moths):

Lauderdale
Madison
Marion
Cullman
Pickens
Calhoun

Colbert
Morgan
Winston
Blount
Tuskaloosa
Cleburne

Franklin
Marshall
Lamar
St. Clair
Bibb
Talladega

Limestone
Jackson
Fayette
Etowah
Jefferson
Clay

Lawrence
Dekalb
Walker
Cherokee
Shelby
Randolph


Only those counties indicated in red are currently active. Please help me improve this site by sending sighting data (species; location [county]; date) to Bill Oehlke.

Other pictoral checklists will be posted as sightings arrive.

Individual notes for southern counties (adult moths):

Sumter
Dallas
Tallapoosa
Chocktaw
Wilcox
Lowndes
Barbour

Greene
Chilton
Chambers
Washington
Monroe
Montgomery
Coffee

Hale
Autauga
Lee
Clarke
Butler
Bullock
Dale
Covington

Marengo
Coosa
Macon
Mobile
Conecuh
Crenshaw
Henry
Geneva

Perry
Elmore
Russell
Baldwin
Escambia
Pike
Houston


Eumorpha pandorus, Houston County, Alabama, August 16, 2007,
courtesy of Ethan Lee via Debbie Lee.

Below are links to county by county pictoral checklists.

Only those counties/cities indicated in red are currently active. Please help me improve this site by sending sighting data (species; location [county]; date) to Bill Oehlke.

Other pictoral checklists will be posted as sightings arrive.

Individual notes for northern counties (caterpillars):

Lauderdale
Madison
Marion
Cullman
Pickens
Calhoun

Colbert
Morgan
Winston
Blount
Tuskaloosa
Cleburne

Franklin
Marshall
Lamar
St. Clair
Bibb
Talladega

Limestone
Jackson
Fayette
Etowah
Jefferson
Clay

Lawrence
Dekalb
Walker
Cherokee
Shelby
Randolph


Only those counties indicated in red are currently active. Please help me improve this site by sending sighting data (species; location [county]; date) to Bill Oehlke.

Other pictoral checklists will be posted as sightings arrive.

Individual notes for southern counties (caterpillars):

Sumter
Dallas
Tallapoosa
Chocktaw
Wilcox
Lowndes
Barbour

Greene
Chilton
Chambers
Washington
Monroe
Montgomery
Coffee

Hale
Autauga
Lee
Clarke
Butler
Bullock
Dale
Covington

Marengo
Coosa
Macon
Mobile
Conecuh
Crenshaw
Henry
Geneva

Perry
Elmore
Russell
Baldwin
Escambia
Pike
Houston


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