Attributes of Dolba hyloeus

Pawpaw sphinx
Dolba hyloeus (Drury, 1773)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Wings are dark brown with a dusting of white scales. Some moths have patches of reddish or yellowish brown on the wings.
Wing Span: 2 - 2 11/16 inches (5 - 6.8 cm).
Life History: The caterpillar has a horn at the end of its abdomen. Fully grown caterpillars pupate and overwinter in underground burrows.
Flight: . One flight from June-September, two flights from March-September in Florida and Louisiana.
Caterpillar Hosts: Pawpaw (Asimina triloba), littleleaf sweetfern (Myrica aspleniifolia), possum haw (Ilex decidua), and inkberry (I. glabra).
Adult Food: Nectar from deep-throated flowers including bouncing bet (Saponaria officinalis), Petunia, jasmine, and mimosa.
Habitat: Not reported.
Range: Maine south to Florida, west to Wisconsin, eastern Oklahoma, and South 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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
August 20, 2014 rob68filly Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States September 24, 2014 Details
September 09, 2014 Stuart Marcus Texas, Liberty County, United States September 22, 2014 Details
August 23, 2014 nickv27 Cook County, Illinois, United States August 31, 2014 Details
July 19, 2014 a-o Hancock County, Maine, United States July 26, 2014 Details
May 27, 2014 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States June 15, 2014 Details
September 17, 2013 Jonathan Williams Jackson County, Tennessee, United States November 27, 2013 Details
July 15, 2013 Latenight Cameron County, Pennsylvania, United States October 30, 2013 Details
June 15, 2013 curtis.lehman Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States October 28, 2013 Details
August 25, 2013 bryan4duke Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States October 08, 2013 Details
August 15, 2012 michaeloberg Camden County, Missouri, United States August 23, 2013 Details
August 12, 2013 farve4pres Franklin City County, Virginia, United States August 12, 2013 Details
July 16, 2013 D_narango Fauquier County, Virginia, United States July 20, 2013 Details
July 17, 2013 davmcnaugh Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States July 19, 2013 Details
July 15, 2013 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States July 16, 2013 Details
May 18, 2013 Tony DeSantis Moore County, North Carolina, United States June 30, 2013 Details
June 25, 2013 Liane Taylor Greene County, Ohio, United States June 27, 2013 Details
March 09, 2013 JeanEvoy De Soto County, Florida, United States April 12, 2013 Details
July 18, 2012 curtis.lehman (Jerry McWilliams) Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States February 12, 2013 Details
August 30, 2007 curtis.lehman (Paul Dennehy) Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States February 02, 2013 Details
July 17, 2011 Ken Childs Chester County, Tennessee, United States November 29, 2012 Details
September 09, 2012 maxadinc@msn.com Jasper County, Georgia, United States September 21, 2012 Details
June 29, 2012 Bachasaur Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United States September 10, 2012 Details
July 07, 2012 Lori Owenby Alexander County, North Carolina, United States August 27, 2012 Details
June 29, 2012 Lois Stacey Aiken County, South Carolina, United States July 22, 2012 Details
August 21, 2011 envee13 Burlington County, New Jersey, United States June 18, 2012 Details
May 05, 2012 MaryAnn Friedman Okaloosa County, Florida, United States May 09, 2012 Details
August 12, 2011 teebird4 Durham County, North Carolina, United States March 05, 2012 Details
August 16, 2011 Jeff McMillian Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, United States September 23, 2011 Details
July 28, 2011 rdhealy1951 Hardin County, Kentucky, United States August 25, 2011 Details
July 27, 2011 Eddie Huber Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States July 28, 2011 Details
June 13, 2011 rdhealy1951 Hardin County, Kentucky, United States July 24, 2011 Details
July 14, 2011 curtis.lehman (John Wheatley) Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States July 16, 2011 Details
September 10, 2006 Pete Williams Santa Rosa County, Florida, United States July 14, 2011 Details
June 18, 2011 ozcomomoths Ozark County, Missouri, United States July 11, 2011 Details
July 23, 2010 dhsmall Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States March 17, 2011 Details
July 14, 2007 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States February 23, 2011 Details
July 17, 1999 legacy.reporter (Steven Johnson) Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, United States June 21, 2010 Details
July 01, 2005 legacy.reporter (Marcy Cunkelman) Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States August 17, 2009 Details
June 02, 2009 legacy.reporter (Fran Pope) Garrett County, Maryland, United States July 24, 2009 Details
August 07, 2007 H.D. McGuinness (H.D. McGuinness) Suffolk County, New York, United States July 08, 2009 Details
January 01, 1886 legacy.reporter Pike County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
August 06, 1996 legacy.reporter (Smart, Glen) Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
October 01, 1870 legacy.reporter St. Louis City County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Greene County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
August 08, 1971 legacy.reporter (Flick, Steve) Jackson County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
January 01, 1987 legacy.reporter (Dexter, Ryan) Buchanan County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
January 01, 1987 legacy.reporter (Walker, Jonathon) Sullivan County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
July 24, 1978 legacy.reporter Clay County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
July 18, 1991 legacy.reporter Platte County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
August 16, 1947 legacy.reporter (Craig, W.S.) Boone County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details