Updated as per James P. Tuttle's The Hawk Moths of North America, September 2008
Updated as per personal communication with Mike Van Buskirk (Dolba hyloeus, Kendall County); May 2010

The Sphingidae of Texas

Eumorpha pandorus Houston, Texas, April 23, 2005, courtesy of Gil and Larry Nelson.

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Sphinginae subfamily

Sphingini tribe:

Agrius cingulata S 1/2
Ceratomia amyntor NE 1/3
Ceratomia catalpae NE 1/5
Ceratomia hageni NE 1/5
Ceratomia undulosa S 1/3; E 1/2
Cocytius antaeus stray
Cocytius duponchel stray
Dolba hyloeus E 1/2
Dolbogene hartwegii unlikely
Isoparce cupressi EE
Lapara coniferarum stray
Lapara phaeobrachycerous ESCE
Manduca florestan stray
Manduca jasminearum E 1/8
Manduca quinquemaculatus Twwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Manduca rustica S 1/3; E 1/4
Manduca sexta ab MW
Paratrea plebeja N & E
Sphinx asellus W 1/10
Sphinx chersis SW 1/8; N 1/10
Sphinx chisoya ES
Sphinx dollii SW 1/4
Sphinx drupiferarum NC 1/4
Lintneria eremitoides C 1/3
Sphinx geminus unlikely stray
Lintneria istar SW 1/5
Sphinx leucophaeata ES unlikely
Sphinx libocedrus W 2/3
Sphinx perelegans stray
Lintneria separatus SW 1/5
Sphinx vashti EN unlikely

Smerinthini Tribe:

Adhem. blanchardorum XS
Amorpha juglandis abXW
Pachysphinx modesta N 2/3
Pachysphinx occidentalis XW
Paonias excaecata E 1/5
Paonias myops E 1/5; SW 1/10
Protambulyx strigilis stray
Smerinthus jamaicensis NE 1/3
Smerinthus saliceti SW 1/10

Macroglossinae subfamily

Dilophonotini tribe:nn

Aellopos clavipes XS
Aellopos fadus XS
Aellopos titan XS
Cautethia spuria XS
Enyo lugubris SE 1/10
Erinnyis alope stray
Erinnyis domingonis stray
Erinnyis ello S 1/10
Erinnyis lassauxii SE
Erinnyis obscura S 1/4
Erinnyis oenotrus stray
Hemaris thysbe E 1/3
Hemaris diffinis ab S 1/3
Pachylia ficus XSE
Pachylioides resumens stray
Pseudosphinx tetrio stray

Philampelini tribe:m

Eumorpha achemon N 4/5
Eumorpha anchemolus stray
Eumorpha fasciatus SE 1/10
Eumorpha intermedia SE 1/10
Eumorpha labruscae stray
Eumorpha megaeacus stray
Eumorpha pandorus E 1/5
Eumorpha satellitia XS
Eumorpha vitis S 1/2

Macroglossini tribe:

Amphion floridensis SE 3/4
Darapsa choerilus E 1/3
Darapsa myron N 7/8
Darapsa versicolor XE
Deidamia inscriptum E 1/5
Euproserpinus wiesti NW 1/10
Hyles lineata T
Proserpinus gaurae E 1/2
Proserpinus juanita N 4/5
Proserpinus vega SW 1/7
Sphecodina abbottii E 1/5
Xylophanes falco SW 1/8
Xylophanes libya very rare stray
Xylophanes pluto XS
Xylophanes tersa E 1/3

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Xylophanes tersa, Houston, Texas, September 15, 2005, courtesy of Greg Andrews.

Texas is a large state with many counties. I have divided it into ten regions. Clicking on a region will take you to pictoral checklists for the counties within the regions. Access to larval thumbnails is at the bottom of this page.

Regions will be completed as sightings arrive. Currently only those in red are active. County borders should help delineate regions.

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Eumorpha vitis, Austin, Texas, September 19, 2005, courtesy of Melody Lytle.

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