Attributes of Eumorpha achemon

Achemon sphinx
Eumorpha achemon (Drury, 1773)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Upperside of wings is light pinkish brown. Forewing has a squarish dark spot at the center of the inner margin; hindwing is mostly pink with a broken black line separating the pink from the brown border.
Wing Span: 3 5/16 - 3 3/4 inches (8.7 - 9.6 cm).
Life History: Adults fly at night, and females lay their eggs on the upper surfaces of older leaves. Fully-grown caterpillars pupate in burrows in the soil.
Flight: . One flight from June-August in the north, two flights from May-August in the south.
Caterpillar Hosts: Grape (Vitis), and ampelopsis (Ampelopsis).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers of Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), petunia (Petunia hybrida), mock orange (Philadelphus coronarius), and phlox (Phlox).
Habitat: A wide variety of wooded and scrubby habitats, gardens, and suburbs.
Range: Maine west to North Dakota and southern Oregon; south to south Florida, southern California, and Mexico.
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: Caterpillars are voracious feeders and can be pests in vineyards.
Taxonomy Notes:

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July 31, 2009 Paul Ribitzki Pawnee County, Oklahoma, United States November 17, 2016 Details
September 18, 2016 Lewybdzay Saskatchewan, Canada October 08, 2016 Details
July 17, 2016 mabelein Jefferson County, Colorado, United States October 01, 2016 Details
August 15, 2016 LizG Denver County, Colorado, United States October 01, 2016 Details
August 30, 2016 estengl Jefferson County, Colorado, United States October 01, 2016 Details
July 16, 2015 iangardner Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States September 28, 2016 Details
July 26, 2016 hlackey Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States September 21, 2016 Details
August 21, 2016 ReginaGuy Saskatchewan, Canada September 11, 2016 Details
August 26, 2016 Alyssazuern Manitoba, Canada September 11, 2016 Details
August 12, 2016 FtSnellNat Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States September 11, 2016 Details
September 02, 2016 Deaner Manitoba, Canada September 11, 2016 Details
August 23, 2016 Helpfiles Yavapai County, Arizona, United States August 29, 2016 Details
August 25, 2016 Allen Belden Richmond City County, Virginia, United States August 26, 2016 Details
August 21, 2016 Tracey42 Johnson County, Kansas, United States August 23, 2016 Details
April 03, 2016 gldearman Levy County, Florida, United States August 10, 2016 Details
June 19, 2016 Christine270 Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States August 03, 2016 Details
July 18, 2016 Haruoki Adams County, Colorado, United States August 03, 2016 Details
June 21, 2016 Tim Buxton Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States August 02, 2016 Details
August 02, 2016 Stuart Marcus Texas, Liberty County, United States August 02, 2016 Details
July 27, 2016 izatchu Yellowstone County, Montana, United States July 27, 2016 Details
July 11, 2016 Crcadavid Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States July 17, 2016 Details
July 27, 2014 GCSnelling Cochise County, Arizona, United States July 15, 2016 Details
July 04, 2016 terrypeck Sherman County, Kansas, United States July 05, 2016 Details
June 11, 2016 keither57 Eagle County, Colorado, United States June 19, 2016 Details
April 18, 2016 dabidaloca Kern County, California, United States May 27, 2016 Details
May 14, 2016 Bellasita Contra Costa County, California, United States May 27, 2016 Details
May 13, 2016 tendog Yolo County, California, United States May 27, 2016 Details
July 13, 2014 Sharon Watson McLean County, North Dakota, United States March 01, 2016 Details
August 22, 2015 NikonRon Daviess County, Kentucky, United States December 29, 2015 Details
November 12, 2015 Ems5509 Dallas County, Texas, United States November 13, 2015 Details
September 07, 2015 Marina Feygelman Contra Costa County, California, United States October 17, 2015 Details
September 25, 2015 finnthehuman San Diego County, California, United States September 30, 2015 Details
July 30, 2015 cynhartley Ventura County, California, United States September 25, 2015 Details
September 08, 2015 Flipper33 Manitoba, Canada September 22, 2015 Details
September 10, 2015 eggplant Lyon County, Nevada, United States September 22, 2015 Details
September 21, 2015 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States September 21, 2015 Details
August 25, 2015 hshumaker Maury County, Tennessee, United States September 20, 2015 Details
July 25, 2015 Juddfly24 Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States September 16, 2015 Details
July 02, 2015 Graham Monroe Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States September 15, 2015 Details
September 15, 2015 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States September 15, 2015 Details
July 15, 2015 Melissa yongue Colorado, United States September 14, 2015 Details
August 06, 2014 Kelly Stecher Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States September 11, 2015 Details
August 30, 2014 JDVK Mesa County, Colorado, United States September 11, 2015 Details
September 07, 2015 Jlmarek Coconino County, Arizona, United States September 11, 2015 Details
September 04, 2015 Llalapolooza Pennington County, South Dakota, United States September 08, 2015 Details
August 21, 2015 SedonaSlim Yavapai County, Arizona, United States September 06, 2015 Details
August 31, 2015 mauricethewizard Saskatchewan, Canada September 02, 2015 Details
August 09, 2015 KristopherFinstad Nevada County, California, United States August 31, 2015 Details
August 17, 2015 ChynnaDoll Grayson County, Texas, United States August 17, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 Foster6a Saskatchewan, Canada August 16, 2015 Details