Attributes of Eumorpha fasciatus

Banded sphinx
Eumorpha fasciatus (Sulzer, 1776)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Upperside is dark pinkish brown. Forewing has a lighter brown band along the costa, and sharp pinkish white bands and streaks. Hindwing has a pink patch on the inner margin and pink along the outer margin.
Wing Span: 3 7/16 - 3 13/16 inches (8.7 - 9.6 cm).
Life History: Adults begin feeding at dark. Caterpillars pupate in shallow chambers in the soil.
Flight: . Several flights in Florida throughout the year, several flights in Louisiana from April-November, two flights in coastal South Carolina from May-July and August-October, one brood northward from August-November.
Caterpillar Hosts: Primrose-willow and other plants in the evening primrose family (Onagraceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Tropical, subtropical, and austral lowlands.
Range: Northern Argentina north through Central America and Mexico to southern California and southern Arizona; east to Texas, Mississippi, Florida, and South Carolina. Strays north to Missouri, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, and Nova Scotia.
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
September 06, 2014 mbarchok Alachua County, Florida, United States October 20, 2014 Details
October 17, 2014 Johnlh Palm Beach County, Florida, United States October 18, 2014 Details
September 10, 2014 imgrumpy Richmond County, Georgia, United States October 14, 2014 Details
September 20, 2014 mkarasmkaras Durham County, North Carolina, United States October 06, 2014 Details
September 19, 2014 Gary The Villages Sumter County, Florida, United States October 02, 2014 Details
September 30, 2014 librarianna Hillsborough County, Florida, United States September 30, 2014 Details
September 29, 2014 D Frank Dallas County, Texas, United States September 29, 2014 Details
September 24, 2014 Janimals Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States September 24, 2014 Details
September 17, 2014 marygirl262 Hillsborough County, Florida, United States September 21, 2014 Details
September 20, 2014 hlunsford Escambia County, Florida, United States September 21, 2014 Details
September 18, 2014 Stuart Marcus Texas, Liberty County, United States September 18, 2014 Details
September 12, 2014 bluebird264 Collier County, Florida, United States September 12, 2014 Details
July 19, 2014 jenchivers Georgia, Screven County, United States September 11, 2014 Details
September 03, 2014 Bob1 Gregg County, Texas, United States September 04, 2014 Details
August 16, 2014 mbshaw Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States August 30, 2014 Details
August 26, 2014 Robwriter Alachua County, Florida, United States August 26, 2014 Details
August 20, 2014 mgarriga Seminole County, Florida, United States August 24, 2014 Details
August 18, 2014 woodfox89 Highlands County, Florida, United States August 23, 2014 Details
August 20, 2014 Karlene Jacobs Broward County, Florida, United States August 22, 2014 Details
August 14, 2014 Englishman Hernando County, Florida, United States August 15, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 liz010864 Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, United States August 10, 2014 Details
August 06, 2014 scloveda4 Denton County, Texas, United States August 06, 2014 Details
August 01, 2014 Cinethia Dallas County, Texas, United States August 04, 2014 Details
July 25, 2014 vision_m Texas, Morris County, United States July 25, 2014 Details
July 23, 2014 Myronmcgee Hardee County, Florida, United States July 24, 2014 Details
July 20, 2014 bbanbury Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States July 23, 2014 Details
July 20, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 23, 2014 Details
June 24, 2014 ShawnLane Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States July 21, 2014 Details
May 18, 2014 melissa45 Harris County, Texas, United States May 22, 2014 Details
April 11, 2014 frednick1 Manatee County, Florida, United States April 12, 2014 Details
August 24, 2013 sfonner170 Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States March 14, 2014 Details
September 15, 2013 cfaralli Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States February 15, 2014 Details
October 04, 2013 tjantscher Linn County, Iowa, United States February 12, 2014 Details
September 06, 2013 kaysimay Marshall County, Alabama, United States January 31, 2014 Details
September 18, 2013 Pkilgore Alabama, United States January 29, 2014 Details
August 11, 2013 chdzilla82 Montgomery County, Alabama, United States January 13, 2014 Details
September 13, 2013 vlmathis Hinds County, Mississippi, United States January 12, 2014 Details
October 12, 2013 eliza5151 Lamar County, Mississippi, United States January 12, 2014 Details
December 05, 2013 jwillis Polk County, Florida, United States December 05, 2013 Details
November 17, 2013 jlevy129 Polk County, Florida, United States November 17, 2013 Details
November 08, 2013 PuertoGordito Oaxaca, Mexico November 11, 2013 Details
October 22, 2013 mhagan Galveston County, Texas, United States October 27, 2013 Details
October 21, 2013 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States October 25, 2013 Details
September 10, 2013 alharlee Marquette County, Michigan, United States October 24, 2013 Details
October 22, 2013 Silke Groff Citrus County, Florida, United States October 22, 2013 Details
October 22, 2013 Silke Groff Citrus County, Florida, United States October 22, 2013 Details
September 18, 2013 NetSlave Palm Beach County, Florida, United States October 21, 2013 Details
October 18, 2013 Seashell Mel Okaloosa County, Florida, United States October 21, 2013 Details
September 16, 2013 Cgarber0723 Palm Beach County, Florida, United States October 19, 2013 Details
October 12, 2013 THornsby Pinellas County, Florida, United States October 13, 2013 Details