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 07, 2015 treichard Allegany County, Maryland, United States August 13, 2015 Details
August 09, 2015 Greenesnake Gibson County, Tennessee, United States August 12, 2015 Details
August 04, 2015 Jon Rapp Christian County, Missouri, United States August 08, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 beckyvtx Texas, United States, Wichita County August 08, 2015 Details
July 24, 2015 Rangertsp Davidson County, Tennessee, United States August 05, 2015 Details
August 01, 2015 taylorcreek Albemarle County, Virginia, United States August 01, 2015 Details
July 17, 2015 franpope Garrett County, Maryland, United States July 26, 2015 Details
June 08, 2015 Happyhealy Hart County, Kentucky, United States July 22, 2015 Details
June 15, 2015 Moon Guilford County, North Carolina, United States July 15, 2015 Details
May 30, 2015 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States July 07, 2015 Details
May 09, 2015 Happyhealy Hart County, Kentucky, United States July 04, 2015 Details
June 04, 2015 stormyeyes99 Sussex County, New Jersey, United States July 03, 2015 Details
June 09, 2015 daenr02 Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States June 29, 2015 Details
June 27, 2015 AOkayAndy Delaware County, Ohio, United States June 28, 2015 Details
June 14, 2015 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 14, 2015 Details
May 16, 2015 Renee C Pettis County, Missouri, United States May 28, 2015 Details
May 26, 2015 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States May 26, 2015 Details
May 11, 2015 Carol Thornton-Anderson Orange County, Indiana, United States May 14, 2015 Details
May 09, 2015 tencha789 Lawrence County, Indiana, United States May 11, 2015 Details
May 02, 2015 JamesGriff531 Coryell County, Texas, United States May 06, 2015 Details
September 10, 2014 Jeff Trahan Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States April 04, 2015 Details
March 23, 2015 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States March 25, 2015 Details
March 04, 2015 JeanEvoy De Soto County, Florida, United States March 07, 2015 Details
March 05, 2015 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States March 06, 2015 Details
March 03, 2015 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States March 05, 2015 Details
July 12, 2014 reutere Delaware County, New York, United States February 07, 2015 Details
June 25, 2014 reutere Delaware County, New York, United States February 04, 2015 Details
March 22, 2014 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States January 30, 2015 Details
June 03, 2014 reutere Delaware County, New York, United States January 26, 2015 Details
June 19, 1981 Indy Entomologist Carroll County, Indiana, United States January 25, 2015 Details
July 07, 1982 Indy Entomologist White County, Indiana, United States January 22, 2015 Details
June 25, 2005 Indy Entomologist Boone County, Indiana, United States January 15, 2015 Details
June 02, 2014 Sue Gregoire Schuyler County, New York, United States December 09, 2014 Details
August 25, 2014 thomas20 Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States September 19, 2014 Details
March 01, 2011 Buzztail1 Camden County, Georgia, United States September 12, 2014 Details
July 08, 2014 Joshua Spence Murray County, Georgia, United States September 10, 2014 Details
July 27, 2014 Cali-Stella Franklin County, Ohio, United States September 05, 2014 Details
July 30, 2014 MKKennedy Fairfax County, Virginia, United States September 05, 2014 Details
September 01, 2014 JimConrad Texas, United States, Uvalde County September 03, 2014 Details
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