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Species Eumorpha intermedia - Intermediate Sphinx Moth - Hodges#7860

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Bombycoidea (Silkworm, Sphinx, and Royal Moths)
Family Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Subfamily Macroglossinae
Tribe Macroglossini
Genus Eumorpha
Species intermedia (Intermediate Sphinx Moth - Hodges#7860)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eumorpha intermedia (B.P. Clark, 1917) (1)
Pholus intermedia Clark, 1917
Pholus satellitia intermedia Clark, 1917 (1), (2)
Treated as synonym of Eumorpha pandorus in MONA. (2)
The genus Eumorpha has 10 described species in America north of Mexico. (3), (4)
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)
Eumorpha intermedia is the smallest of the three species in North America. The subterminal line is scalloped compared to just slightly waved in Eumorpha pandorus. (3)
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)
Ampelopsis sp.
Cissus species including C. sicyoides L. (princess vine).
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. (Virginia creeper).
Vitis species including V. vinifera L. (grape).
See Also
Eumorpha pandorus is larger and does not have a scalloped subterminal line.
Print References
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). (7)
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)
Works Cited
1.New status for Eumorpha intermedia (Sphingidae)
Vernon A. Brou. 1980. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 34(3): 302-306 .
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 21 Sphingidae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1971. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
3.The Hawk Moths of North America, A Natural History Study of the Sphingidae of the United States and Canada.
James P Tuttle. 2007. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation Inc.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
6.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
7.Hawkmoths of the World: An Annotated and Illustrated Revisionary Checklist (Lepidoptera Sphingidae)
Ian J. Kitching; Jean-Marie Cadiou . 2000. Comstock Publishing Associates .
8.Butterflies of North America
9.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems