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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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter DeKalb County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Monroe County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Arkansas County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hempstead County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Logan County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pope County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hartford County, Connecticut, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter New Haven County, Connecticut, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter New London County, Connecticut, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Windham County, Connecticut, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter New Castle County, Delaware, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sussex County, Delaware, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Collier County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Duval County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Highlands County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Liberty County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Martin County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Putnam County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Volusia County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bibb County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Charlton County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chatham County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clarke County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gilmer County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Murray County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Georgia, United States, Walker County December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Georgia, United States, Whitfield County December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Franklin County, Iowa, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hardin County, Iowa, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Story County, Iowa, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Adams County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Alexander County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Carroll County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Champaign County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Christian County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coles County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cook County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Douglas County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Effingham County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Franklin County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hancock County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jackson County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jasper County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter McDonough County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details