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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December 01, 2015 bluebird264 Collier County, Florida, United States December 26, 2015 Details
October 03, 2015 snakeowl Fulton County, Georgia, United States December 23, 2015 Details
September 28, 2015 Blackcat061 Georgia, United States, Wayne County December 21, 2015 Details
November 03, 2015 Macrophyte Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States November 07, 2015 Details
October 12, 2015 MarTiffTrinLi Pasco County, Florida, United States October 12, 2015 Details
September 20, 2015 AJ Trently Fayette County, Tennessee, United States October 04, 2015 Details
October 01, 2015 Nature mom Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States October 02, 2015 Details
October 01, 2015 RambleOwl Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States October 01, 2015 Details
September 15, 2015 stephine Jones County, North Carolina, United States September 28, 2015 Details
September 25, 2015 Yomammasson Wake County, North Carolina, United States September 26, 2015 Details
September 23, 2015 Linda Brannon St Johns County, Florida, United States September 23, 2015 Details
September 16, 2015 2128RPD Craven County, North Carolina, United States September 17, 2015 Details
September 13, 2015 Drcrees Brevard County, Florida, United States September 14, 2015 Details
September 10, 2015 seast2888 Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States September 11, 2015 Details
September 07, 2015 Krystal2226 Dorchester County, South Carolina, United States September 09, 2015 Details
September 01, 2015 laurab Bay County, Florida, United States September 03, 2015 Details
August 27, 2015 Briankp0101 Escambia County, Florida, United States August 28, 2015 Details
August 27, 2015 Ryanaott Baldwin County, Alabama, United States August 27, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 Bryony Horry County, South Carolina, United States August 24, 2015 Details
August 07, 2015 iinv003 Union County, North Carolina, United States August 12, 2015 Details
August 09, 2015 woodlord Orange County, Florida, United States August 10, 2015 Details
August 07, 2015 MarineMom682 Wake County, North Carolina, United States August 08, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 Nbrumley15 Texas, Smith County, United States August 08, 2015 Details
September 01, 2011 Greenesnake Gibson County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2015 Details
July 25, 2015 czeagler Hardin County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2015 Details
July 01, 2015 Ken Bosso East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States July 01, 2015 Details
June 20, 2015 JeanEvoy De Soto County, Florida, United States June 20, 2015 Details
June 15, 2015 dngoodtime Harris County, Texas, United States June 15, 2015 Details
June 07, 2015 PalmRunner Lake County, Florida, United States June 11, 2015 Details
September 14, 2014 haczech Jackson County, Alabama, United States March 10, 2015 Details
September 10, 2014 imgrumpy Richmond County, Georgia, United States December 16, 2014 Details
May 28, 2012 sheath Brazoria County, Texas, United States December 08, 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