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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August 25, 2016 digginflowers New Castle County, Delaware, United States August 27, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 Slugbait Ontario, Canada August 24, 2016 Details
June 12, 2013 DCLinck Montgomery County, Maryland, United States August 19, 2016 Details
July 14, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States August 18, 2016 Details
August 15, 2016 Mapper Johnson County, Illinois, United States August 16, 2016 Details
August 09, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States August 14, 2016 Details
August 11, 2016 Jessjojan Hampton City County, Virginia, United States August 11, 2016 Details
August 01, 2016 digginflowers Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States August 04, 2016 Details
July 31, 2016 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States July 31, 2016 Details
July 23, 2016 mdolomieu1 Christian County, Missouri, United States July 28, 2016 Details
July 27, 2016 ddodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States July 27, 2016 Details
May 14, 2014 Peter Homann Leon County, Florida, United States July 26, 2016 Details
May 29, 2016 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States July 24, 2016 Details
July 06, 2016 CathK Albany County, New York, United States July 22, 2016 Details
June 05, 2015 iangardner Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States July 20, 2016 Details
July 16, 2016 Anne Wills Putnam County, West Virginia, United States July 18, 2016 Details
July 11, 2016 todonnell Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States July 11, 2016 Details
August 02, 2015 HA Douglas County, Nebraska, United States July 06, 2016 Details
June 26, 2016 afaningita Marion County, Indiana, United States June 27, 2016 Details
June 07, 2016 kossorihana Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States June 09, 2016 Details
May 29, 2016 Elizabeth Wolfe Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States June 07, 2016 Details
June 06, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada June 06, 2016 Details
June 04, 2016 Allen Belden Richmond City County, Virginia, United States June 05, 2016 Details
August 19, 2014 Trailmaker Jefferson County, Ohio, United States June 03, 2016 Details
July 29, 2012 jrossbell@gmail.com Morgan County, Kentucky, United States May 18, 2016 Details
June 16, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada May 11, 2016 Details
March 29, 2016 Stott Noble Jefferson County, Alabama, United States April 24, 2016 Details
August 26, 2015 Sharon Watson Traill County, North Dakota, United States March 01, 2016 Details
August 09, 2010 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States February 24, 2016 Details
June 24, 2015 butterflyqueen Barry County, Michigan, United States February 10, 2016 Details
July 10, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 24, 2016 Details
May 26, 2015 curtis.lehman (Jerry McWilliams) Warren County, Pennsylvania, United States December 15, 2015 Details
June 07, 2015 Dr. Philippe Blais Quebec, Canada December 10, 2015 Details
July 05, 2015 Butterfly Ridge Hocking County, Ohio, United States December 05, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 curtis.lehman Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States October 30, 2015 Details
June 18, 2015 kara.michelle.white Waupaca County, Wisconsin, United States October 29, 2015 Details
October 18, 2015 Nancy Hamlett Escambia County, Florida, United States October 21, 2015 Details
May 13, 2015 Rangertsp Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States October 19, 2015 Details
June 30, 2012 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada October 14, 2015 Details
July 24, 2011 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada October 14, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 wildreturn Lincoln County, Missouri, United States September 08, 2015 Details
June 15, 2015 Rangertsp Pickett County, Tennessee, United States September 08, 2015 Details
June 13, 2014 ankicazander Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States September 04, 2015 Details
August 24, 2015 TCat7187 Cecil County, Maryland, United States August 31, 2015 Details
August 26, 2015 CA Ivy (J. C. Ivy) Adair County, Oklahoma, United States August 29, 2015 Details
August 25, 2015 cosmic_cat Gregg County, Texas, United States August 25, 2015 Details
July 21, 2015 t_hackler Benton County, Arkansas, United States August 20, 2015 Details
July 23, 2015 Happyhealy Hart County, Kentucky, United States August 18, 2015 Details
August 04, 2015 Jon Rapp Christian County, Missouri, United States August 17, 2015 Details
August 07, 2015 iinv003 Union County, North Carolina, United States August 12, 2015 Details