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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July 25, 2015 M. Moore Collin County, Texas, United States July 25, 2015 Details
July 23, 2015 digginflowers Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States July 23, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 magnunc Howard County, Maryland, United States July 21, 2015 Details
July 17, 2015 Wildchild Putnam County, New York, United States July 19, 2015 Details
May 27, 2015 cgiglio01 Orange County, New York, United States July 17, 2015 Details
July 14, 2015 Howell_Curtis Harrison County, Indiana, United States July 15, 2015 Details
July 15, 2015 katiebee Ontario, Canada July 15, 2015 Details
June 16, 2015 JohnRoosenberg Schoharie County, New York, United States July 14, 2015 Details
July 07, 2015 reutere Delaware County, New York, United States July 14, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 allura400 Schuyler County, New York, United States July 12, 2015 Details
July 06, 2015 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States July 09, 2015 Details
June 12, 2015 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States July 09, 2015 Details
July 06, 2015 Cheri Pierce Lake County, Florida, United States July 07, 2015 Details
May 18, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States July 03, 2015 Details
June 24, 2015 Kelly Manno Orange County, New York, United States June 27, 2015 Details
June 23, 2015 Jeff Trahan Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States June 26, 2015 Details
June 22, 2015 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 22, 2015 Details
June 05, 2015 Sheryl Johnson Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States June 19, 2015 Details
June 12, 2015 Latenight Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States June 15, 2015 Details
June 14, 2015 julmast Elkhart County, Indiana, United States June 14, 2015 Details
June 11, 2015 leversole Franklin County, Ohio, United States June 13, 2015 Details
June 04, 2015 babygrl0030 Hamblen County, Tennessee, United States June 07, 2015 Details
May 25, 2015 dfouke1 Ohio, United States May 26, 2015 Details
April 21, 2015 TheWayfarer21 Onslow County, North Carolina, United States April 23, 2015 Details
June 06, 2014 JHCarpenter Marion County, Tennessee, United States April 11, 2015 Details
July 26, 2014 LuckyLogan Plymouth County, Iowa, United States March 29, 2015 Details
March 20, 2015 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States March 25, 2015 Details
March 12, 2015 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States March 14, 2015 Details
March 10, 2015 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States March 11, 2015 Details
June 28, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 31, 2015 Details
July 26, 2014 debba0717 Cayuga County, New York, United States January 28, 2015 Details
August 31, 2014 chrisdumpert New York, United States January 28, 2015 Details
July 04, 1982 Indy Entomologist White County, Indiana, United States January 25, 2015 Details
July 23, 2014 reutere Delaware County, New York, United States January 22, 2015 Details
June 02, 2014 Sue Gregoire Schuyler County, New York, United States December 09, 2014 Details
August 16, 2014 larry lilly Catoosa County, Georgia, United States September 24, 2014 Details
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