Attributes of Darapsa myron

Virginia creeper sphinx
Darapsa myron (Cramer, 1780)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Forewing upperside is dark brown to pale yellowish gray, with an olive tint. On the costal margin is a dark rectangular patch, although this may be reduced or absent. Upperside of hindwing is pale orange.
Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 9/16 inches (4.5 - 6.5 cm).
Life History: Females lay eggs in twos or threes on the underside of host leaves. Eggs hatch in 5 or 6 days and the young caterpillars eat their eggshells. Fully-grown caterpillars spin a loose cocoon in fallen leaves on the ground.
Flight: . Several broods throughout the year in Florida, two broods from March-September in the rest of the range.
Caterpillar Hosts: Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia), Grape (Vitis), Ampelopsis, and Viburnum.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Woodlands and brushy areas.
Range: Maine south to south Florida; west to North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Texas.
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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September 09, 2014 mccaghren20 Lonoke County, Arkansas, United States September 11, 2014 Details
August 28, 2014 umoth24 Elmore County, Alabama, United States August 28, 2014 Details
August 15, 2014 sshively Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States August 26, 2014 Details
August 15, 2014 stormyeyes99 Sussex County, New Jersey, United States August 22, 2014 Details
July 06, 2014 somethingroyal Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States August 17, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 lilkriskattn Texas, Tarrant County, United States August 10, 2014 Details
August 06, 2014 Stuart Marcus Texas, Liberty County, United States August 06, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 ddodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States August 04, 2014 Details
May 19, 2014 stomlins701 Sevier County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2014 Details
May 17, 2014 stomlins701 Cocke County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States July 27, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States July 27, 2014 Details
July 02, 2014 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States July 25, 2014 Details
July 02, 2014 Leslie Warren Mahoning County, Ohio, United States July 21, 2014 Details
July 07, 2014 Jaellis2006 Boone County, Kentucky, United States July 21, 2014 Details
July 16, 2014 wenchlori Greene County, Indiana, United States July 18, 2014 Details
July 17, 2014 JenCowser Fairfax County, Virginia, United States July 18, 2014 Details
July 17, 2014 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States July 18, 2014 Details
June 20, 2014 M.Marshall Baltimore County, Maryland, United States July 17, 2014 Details
June 18, 2014 dendroica5 Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States July 17, 2014 Details
July 09, 2014 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States July 10, 2014 Details
July 02, 2014 Jimulacrum Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States July 06, 2014 Details
June 18, 2014 1velvetcat Essex County, Massachusetts, United States July 05, 2014 Details
June 19, 2014 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States July 04, 2014 Details
June 19, 2014 discomedusae Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States July 04, 2014 Details
June 24, 2014 David Trently Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States June 25, 2014 Details
May 31, 2014 Gordilly Monona County, Iowa, United States June 24, 2014 Details
June 05, 2014 Tom Middagh Clay County, South Dakota, United States June 24, 2014 Details
May 22, 2014 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States June 13, 2014 Details
May 24, 2014 mdolomieu1 Franklin County, Arkansas, United States June 07, 2014 Details
June 03, 2014 nurseroxie Saline County, Kansas, United States June 03, 2014 Details
May 07, 2014 vivalapaz Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States May 10, 2014 Details
April 26, 2014 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States April 28, 2014 Details
March 28, 2014 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States April 01, 2014 Details
July 22, 2013 WingedWolfPsion Cass County, Nebraska, United States February 02, 2014 Details
July 18, 2013 michaeloberg Douglas County, Nebraska, United States January 23, 2014 Details
July 11, 1972 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States December 28, 2013 Details
July 13, 1972 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States December 28, 2013 Details
July 20, 2013 Rangertsp Warren County, Tennessee, United States November 26, 2013 Details
July 14, 2013 Latenight Cameron County, Pennsylvania, United States October 21, 2013 Details
September 02, 2013 looges5305 Erie County, New York, United States October 16, 2013 Details
August 20, 2013 Nick Pulcinella Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States September 18, 2013 Details
May 13, 2013 Rangertsp Henderson County, Tennessee, United States September 13, 2013 Details
August 12, 2013 mimidharp@yahoo.com Carroll County, Maryland, United States September 02, 2013 Details
August 23, 2013 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States August 31, 2013 Details
August 28, 2013 BigMcC62 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States August 28, 2013 Details
August 19, 2013 mimidharp@yahoo.com Carroll County, Maryland, United States August 24, 2013 Details
August 09, 2013 Lynn Hoffman Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States August 22, 2013 Details
August 20, 2013 Nancy Weiss Albemarle County, Virginia, United States August 21, 2013 Details
August 03, 2013 Sean Werle Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States August 19, 2013 Details