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 15, 2015 Mavpa Ontario County, New York, United States May 21, 2015 Details
May 20, 2015 David Wagner Washington County, New York, United States May 21, 2015 Details
May 16, 2015 a-o Tompkins County, New York, United States May 17, 2015 Details
May 10, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada May 13, 2015 Details
May 08, 2015 vinstanton Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States May 09, 2015 Details
May 20, 2014 LinRandolph Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States May 08, 2015 Details
May 06, 2015 JohnRoosenberg Schoharie County, New York, United States May 06, 2015 Details
May 04, 2015 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States May 05, 2015 Details
April 28, 2015 Howell_Curtis Harrison County, Indiana, United States April 29, 2015 Details
April 19, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States April 21, 2015 Details
April 18, 2015 treichard Allegany County, Maryland, United States April 19, 2015 Details
April 18, 2015 Carol Thornton-Anderson Orange County, Indiana, United States April 18, 2015 Details
April 18, 2015 curtis.lehman Allegany County, Maryland, United States April 18, 2015 Details
April 12, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States April 13, 2015 Details
March 15, 2014 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States January 30, 2015 Details
May 21, 2014 reutere Delaware County, New York, United States January 25, 2015 Details
May 30, 2014 curtis.lehman (Jerry McWilliams) Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States December 23, 2014 Details
May 20, 2014 dondi St Lawrence County, New York, United States December 10, 2014 Details
May 19, 2014 Neil in NY Rensselaer County, New York, United States December 01, 2014 Details
May 14, 2014 Sue Gregoire Schuyler County, New York, United States November 26, 2014 Details
May 08, 2014 michaeloberg Webster County, Iowa, United States September 01, 2014 Details
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