Attributes of Amorpha juglandis

Walnut sphinx
Amorpha juglandis (J.E. Smith, 1797)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Highly variable. Wings of an individual may be all one color or may have several colors, ranging from pale to dark brown, and may have a white or pink tinge. Patterns range from faint to pronounced.
Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 15/16 inches (4.5 - 7.5 cm).
Life History: Caterpillars make a squeaking sound when disturbed.
Flight: One brood in the north from May-August, two broods in the south from March-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Walnut and butternut (Juglans), hickory (Carya), alder (Alnus), beech (Fagus), hazelnut (Corylus), and hop-hornbeam (Ostrya).
Adult Food: Adults do not feed.
Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.
Range: Maine south to Florida, west to North Dakota and west Texas, and south to Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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August 30, 2014 todonnell Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States September 01, 2014 Details
August 02, 2014 janno Clermont County, Ohio, United States August 04, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States July 15, 2014 Details
June 30, 2014 stonehollow Wright County, Minnesota, United States July 09, 2014 Details
June 28, 2014 skipperetta Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States July 07, 2014 Details
June 09, 2014 B3tomm Morris County, New Jersey, United States June 27, 2014 Details
May 31, 2014 Gordilly Monona County, Iowa, United States June 24, 2014 Details
June 15, 2014 BeckyIB Roane County, Tennessee, United States June 23, 2014 Details
June 19, 2014 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States June 23, 2014 Details
June 15, 2014 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States June 20, 2014 Details
June 15, 2014 ChicaBonita5215 Brazoria County, Texas, United States June 17, 2014 Details
May 28, 2014 Hayley Phipps Grayson County, Virginia, United States June 02, 2014 Details
May 30, 2014 lmreid71 Bexar County, Texas, United States June 01, 2014 Details
May 25, 2014 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada May 26, 2014 Details
May 04, 2014 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States May 22, 2014 Details
April 09, 2014 jeffmci9 Texas, Travis County, United States May 09, 2014 Details
June 15, 2013 curtis.lehman Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States January 18, 2014 Details
July 22, 1975 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States November 26, 2013 Details
June 28, 2013 trever Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States October 11, 2013 Details
September 14, 2013 H. Wedgeworth Texas, Montgomery County, United States October 11, 2013 Details
July 13, 2013 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States September 25, 2013 Details
September 15, 2010 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States September 21, 2013 Details
May 13, 2013 Rangertsp Henderson County, Tennessee, United States September 13, 2013 Details
May 22, 2013 cvsharkey Tompkins County, New York, United States August 29, 2013 Details
July 27, 2013 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States August 29, 2013 Details
July 04, 2013 michaeloberg Webster County, Iowa, United States August 25, 2013 Details
August 05, 2013 angelgirl Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States August 10, 2013 Details
July 27, 2013 Jeff Trahan Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States August 04, 2013 Details
July 15, 2013 Rossalleni McCreary County, Kentucky, United States July 24, 2013 Details
July 20, 2013 Howell Curtis Harrison County, Indiana, United States July 24, 2013 Details
July 24, 2013 TeddyKuma Texas, Lampasas County, United States July 24, 2013 Details
May 30, 2013 Jeremy Martin Allegany County, New York, United States July 10, 2013 Details
July 08, 2013 Lindsay897 Texas, Tarrant County, United States July 09, 2013 Details
July 06, 2013 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States July 07, 2013 Details
June 01, 2013 curtis.lehman (Ken Lebo) Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, United States July 03, 2013 Details
June 12, 2013 rdhealy1951 Hardin County, Kentucky, United States July 02, 2013 Details
June 03, 2013 zukusa Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States June 28, 2013 Details
June 26, 2013 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States June 27, 2013 Details
June 18, 2013 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States June 23, 2013 Details
July 12, 2012 groehm Van Wert County, Ohio, United States June 22, 2013 Details
June 15, 2013 curtis.lehman Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States June 20, 2013 Details
June 17, 2013 Englishman Hernando County, Florida, United States June 17, 2013 Details
June 11, 2013 Corriemony Piscataquis County, Maine, United States June 16, 2013 Details
June 10, 2013 kittyok Shelby County, Kentucky, United States June 10, 2013 Details
June 09, 2013 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada June 10, 2013 Details
June 01, 2013 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada June 03, 2013 Details
June 01, 2013 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States June 02, 2013 Details
May 19, 2013 tc Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States May 21, 2013 Details
May 03, 2013 pacastillo Texas, United States, Williamson County May 18, 2013 Details
May 10, 2013 ackerm79 Webster Parish, Louisiana, United States May 11, 2013 Details