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 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
August 07, 2015 smshull Colorado, United States August 11, 2015 Details
August 01, 2015 saronowitz Orange County, California, United States August 10, 2015 Details
August 03, 2015 kyle girdlestone Los Angeles County, California, United States August 10, 2015 Details
July 19, 2015 Jeff Trahan Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States July 29, 2015 Details
August 31, 2014 clayandraku@gmail.com Yavapai County, Arizona, United States July 13, 2015 Details
July 05, 2015 matthieuryan San Joaquin County, California, United States July 06, 2015 Details
June 30, 2015 jsoundgirl Jefferson County, Colorado, United States July 01, 2015 Details
May 21, 2015 Jeff Trahan Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States June 29, 2015 Details
June 24, 2015 Dana.chambers Madison County, Alabama, United States June 24, 2015 Details
August 27, 2014 zenfishn Denver County, Colorado, United States June 19, 2015 Details
June 17, 2015 garzon1234 Los Angeles County, California, United States June 18, 2015 Details
May 31, 2015 Scot237 Orange County, California, United States June 03, 2015 Details
September 16, 2014 Camagorian Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States May 14, 2015 Details
April 28, 2015 treys grammy Benton County, Arkansas, United States April 30, 2015 Details
April 30, 2015 Samuel Grijalva Napa County, California, United States April 30, 2015 Details
June 08, 2013 LeslieVol3 Adams County, Colorado, United States April 09, 2015 Details
June 27, 2014 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States January 30, 2015 Details
September 14, 2014 AnnL Todd County, Minnesota, United States December 26, 2014 Details
September 01, 2014 hockeypoc Winnebago County, Wisconsin, United States November 21, 2014 Details