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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September 01, 2014 hockeypoc Winnebago County, Wisconsin, United States October 14, 2014 Details
September 14, 2014 AnnL Todd County, Minnesota, United States October 14, 2014 Details
August 02, 2014 Murph251 Denver County, Colorado, United States October 11, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 heitman19 Denver County, Colorado, United States October 11, 2014 Details
August 13, 2014 gneissgirl Weld County, Colorado, United States October 11, 2014 Details
August 22, 2014 quay Weld County, Colorado, United States October 11, 2014 Details
August 06, 2014 Kelly Stecher Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States October 11, 2014 Details
August 27, 2014 zenfishn Denver County, Colorado, United States October 11, 2014 Details
October 11, 2014 joshfwhitley Texas, Tarrant County, United States October 11, 2014 Details
September 22, 2014 dlbarnhart823 Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States September 23, 2014 Details
September 21, 2014 albaume Texas, United States September 22, 2014 Details
September 06, 2014 big sky Sheridan County, Montana, United States September 09, 2014 Details
September 03, 2014 G4smom Lincoln County, South Dakota, United States September 04, 2014 Details
August 14, 2014 jennifereh Grundy County, Illinois, United States September 03, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 marinermama Park County, Wyoming, United States August 18, 2014 Details
August 06, 2014 stridranch Perkins County, South Dakota, United States August 07, 2014 Details
July 15, 2014 disteffv Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States August 06, 2014 Details
July 27, 2014 catfishc San Diego County, California, United States July 28, 2014 Details
July 25, 2014 tmniebauer Boulder County, Colorado, United States July 27, 2014 Details
July 24, 2014 lanaerench Saline County, Kansas, United States July 24, 2014 Details
July 17, 2014 Bervenj Larimer County, Colorado, United States July 23, 2014 Details
July 16, 2014 rhuff Rush County, Kansas, United States July 18, 2014 Details
July 09, 2014 LLB Butler County, Kansas, United States July 09, 2014 Details
June 19, 2014 Gfxcaliber Coconino County, Arizona, United States July 08, 2014 Details
July 03, 2014 14erGirl77 Jefferson County, Colorado, United States July 08, 2014 Details
August 03, 2013 donna mysior Boulder County, Colorado, United States June 21, 2014 Details
June 11, 2014 Sharon Harper El Paso County, Colorado, United States June 21, 2014 Details
June 06, 2014 timsorby Oregon, United States June 12, 2014 Details
June 01, 2014 Jenambaus Mendocino County, California, United States June 02, 2014 Details
May 25, 2014 ShawnLane Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States May 30, 2014 Details
May 25, 2014 Georgette Tehama County, California, United States May 26, 2014 Details
October 28, 2013 Lisa Nicholas Dallas County, Texas, United States April 18, 2014 Details
August 03, 2012 kristysprings Jackson County, Oregon, United States February 22, 2014 Details
August 28, 2013 michakt Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States February 22, 2014 Details
August 16, 2013 zhinka chunmee Stark County, North Dakota, United States February 19, 2014 Details
August 19, 2013 oshafran Cass County, North Dakota, United States February 19, 2014 Details
August 27, 2013 jclarae Morton County, North Dakota, United States February 19, 2014 Details
August 04, 2013 lobosco12@juno.com El Paso County, Colorado, United States February 16, 2014 Details
August 19, 2013 andreagoodfellow Jefferson County, Colorado, United States February 11, 2014 Details
July 15, 2013 robinlee Larimer County, Colorado, United States February 07, 2014 Details
July 23, 2013 sashamontney Jefferson County, Colorado, United States February 07, 2014 Details
August 07, 2013 jckmtlmn Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States February 07, 2014 Details
August 16, 2013 Katherine Svoboda Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States February 07, 2014 Details
June 06, 2013 csmaha Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States February 06, 2014 Details
June 14, 2013 Denver Observer Denver County, Colorado, United States February 06, 2014 Details
August 13, 2012 diwalks2 Orange County, California, United States January 13, 2014 Details
June 03, 2012 Waterlig Clark County, Nevada, United States January 12, 2014 Details
September 29, 2013 cindy schroeder Maricopa County, Arizona, United States January 12, 2014 Details
September 06, 2013 shugdahl Siskiyou County, California, United States November 25, 2013 Details
September 21, 2012 mandyoramanda Los Angeles County, California, United States November 15, 2013 Details