Attributes of Deidamia inscriptum

Lettered sphinx
Deidamia inscriptum (Harris, 1839)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Forewing outer margin is deeply scalloped. Forewing upperside is light brown with dark brown markings and a small black and white spot near the tip. Hindwing is orange-brown with a dark brown outer margin and median line.
Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 3/4 inches (4.5 - 7 cm).
Life History: Adults fly both day and night. Caterpillars pupate in shallow burrows in the soil.
Flight: One brood; from February-May in Louisiana, and from March-June in the remainder of the range.
Caterpillar Hosts: Grape (Vitis), ampelopsis (Ampelopsis), and Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including lilac (Syringa vulgaris) and Phlox.
Habitat: Not reported.
Range: New Hampshire south to northern Florida; west to Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, 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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May 27, 2014 stonehollow Wright County, Minnesota, United States June 10, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 fluffberger Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States June 08, 2014 Details
June 02, 2014 Lula Field Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States June 04, 2014 Details
May 24, 2014 snakeowl Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States May 27, 2014 Details
May 05, 2014 Sallymander Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States May 27, 2014 Details
May 24, 2014 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States May 27, 2014 Details
May 26, 2014 caher001 Carroll County, Maryland, United States May 26, 2014 Details
May 18, 2014 Tom Raub Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States May 18, 2014 Details
May 02, 2014 curtis.lehman Fulton County, Pennsylvania, United States May 05, 2014 Details
April 20, 2014 Rangertsp Morgan County, Tennessee, United States April 24, 2014 Details
April 11, 2014 Elizabeth Wolfe Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States April 18, 2014 Details
April 09, 2014 jratkins79 Pittsylvania County, Virginia, United States April 09, 2014 Details
April 01, 2014 Desirai Etowah County, Alabama, United States April 01, 2014 Details
February 25, 2013 H. Wedgeworth Texas, Montgomery County, United States October 11, 2013 Details
May 12, 2012 groehm Van Wert County, Ohio, United States June 22, 2013 Details
March 17, 2013 rseidler Amite County, Mississippi, United States June 14, 2013 Details
June 07, 2013 curtis.lehman Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States June 08, 2013 Details
May 05, 2013 wayne13114 Oswego County, New York, United States June 07, 2013 Details
May 24, 2013 janthonyiv Baltimore City County, Maryland, United States May 24, 2013 Details
April 24, 2013 Ging Bartow County, Georgia, United States May 16, 2013 Details
May 08, 2013 curtis.lehman (Jerry Skinner) Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States May 10, 2013 Details
May 08, 2013 Mike Stinson Buckingham County, Virginia, United States May 08, 2013 Details
May 05, 2013 curtis.lehman (Margaret Higbee) Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States May 06, 2013 Details
April 09, 2013 erica32paulk Dale County, Alabama, United States May 01, 2013 Details
April 27, 2013 Leslie Warren Mahoning County, Ohio, United States April 29, 2013 Details
March 29, 2013 MaryAnn Friedman Okaloosa County, Florida, United States April 28, 2013 Details
April 28, 2013 curtis.lehman Pendleton County, West Virginia, United States April 28, 2013 Details
April 23, 2013 curtis.lehman Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States April 23, 2013 Details
April 14, 2013 Nymphalis antiopa Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States April 15, 2013 Details
March 08, 2013 Jeff Trahan Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States April 03, 2013 Details
March 20, 2013 Jeff Trahan Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States April 03, 2013 Details
March 23, 2013 jjweber Texas, Travis County, United States March 26, 2013 Details
May 12, 2011 curtis.lehman (Paul Dennehy) Union County, Pennsylvania, United States March 24, 2013 Details
February 25, 2013 H. Wedgeworth Texas, Montgomery County, United States March 18, 2013 Details
March 08, 2013 Stuart Marcus Texas, Liberty County, United States March 17, 2013 Details
May 12, 2007 curtis.lehman (Paul Dennehy) Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States February 13, 2013 Details
May 15, 2010 curtis.lehman (Paul Dennehy) Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States February 13, 2013 Details
May 18, 2008 tjantscher Boone County, Iowa, United States January 14, 2013 Details
June 06, 2006 tjantscher Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States January 08, 2013 Details
April 10, 2012 Bachasaur Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United States November 14, 2012 Details
May 08, 2012 Lori Owenby Catawba County, North Carolina, United States August 27, 2012 Details
May 05, 2011 lfelliott Boone County, Missouri, United States July 09, 2012 Details
March 29, 2012 ozcomomoths Ozark County, Missouri, United States May 22, 2012 Details
May 05, 2012 dendroica5 Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States May 11, 2012 Details
May 07, 2009 snowy owl Jackson County, Michigan, United States May 02, 2012 Details
April 03, 2012 curtis.lehman (Mary Jane Seipler) Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States April 04, 2012 Details
March 31, 2012 James Fox Virginia, United States, Warren County April 01, 2012 Details
March 20, 2012 JC Jones Aiken County, South Carolina, United States March 31, 2012 Details
March 25, 2012 curtis.lehman (Rory Bower) Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, United States March 26, 2012 Details
April 15, 1963 curtis.lehman (Rick Gillmore) Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States February 22, 2012 Details