Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
(B.P. Clark, 1917) (1)
Pholus intermedia Clark, 1917
Pholus satellitia intermedia
Clark, 1917 (1)
Treated as synonym of Eumorpha pandorus
in MONA. (2)
The genus Eumorpha
has 10 described species in America north of Mexico. (3)
Brou (1980) reported the forewing average length. (2)
♂ 40 mm. (range: 38-41 mm).
♀ 44 mm. (range: 43-47 mm).
Brou (1980) revised description is available in PDF. (2)
is the smallest of the three species in North America. The subterminal line is scalloped compared to just slightly waved in Eumorpha pandorus
Heppner (2003) reported the ranged to include North Carolina to Florida(5)
, Arkansas to Texas. (6)
Moth Photographers Group
- large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most often reported from April to October. (4)
Heppner (2003) reported January, April to May, July to September in Florida. (6)
The adults are nectar feeders.
The larvae are known to feed on Ampelopsis arborea
(L.) Koehne (peppervine). (3)
Heppner (2003) listed several probable hosts of the Vitaceae family. (6)
Cissus species including C. sicyoides L. (princess vine).
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. (Virginia creeper).
Vitis species including V. vinifera L. (grape).
is larger and does not have a scalloped subterminal line.
Clark, B.P. 1917. New Sphingidae. Proceedings of the New England Zoological Club. 6: p. 67.
Kitching & Cadiou, 2000. Hawkmoths of the World, An Annotated and Illustrated Revisionary Checklist (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)
Tuttle, J.P. 2007. The Hawk Moths of North America, A Natural History Study of the Sphingidae of the United States and Canada
. p. 170, pl. 1.2. (3)