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Species Darapsa versicolor - Hydrangea Sphinx - Hodges#7884

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Classification
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 Darapsa
Species versicolor (Hydrangea Sphinx - Hodges#7884)
Hodges Number
7884
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Darapsa versicolor (Harris)
Orig. Comb: Choerocampa versicolor Harris 1839
Size
Wingspan 5.8 - 8 cm
Identification
Forewing greenish brown, curved white patches. See Internet refernces.
Range
e. N. Amer. - Map - MPG
Habitat
Near wet areas with hostplants?
Season
mostly Jun-Aug - MPG
Food
Caterpillars: wild hydrangea, Hydrangea arborescens (aka smooth hydrangea, sevenbark); buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis; and water-willow, Decodon verticillatus.
Print References
Covell (1)
Harris, 1839. Descriptive catalogue of the North American insects belonging to the Linnean genus Sphinx in the cabinet of Thaddeus William Harris. The American journal of science and arts, 36(2): 282-320. (p.303)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.