Attributes of Eumorpha labruscae

Gaudy sphinx
Eumorpha labruscae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Body and forewing uppersides are deep gray-green. Hindwing upperside has purple-blue patches, yellow borders, and a red spot near the inner margin. Underside is yellow-green and gray-purple.
Wing Span: 4 5/16 - 4 3/4 inches (11 - 12 cm).
Life History: Caterpillars pupate in shallow underground burrows.
Flight: . Several flights throughout the year in Florida, one flight from September-November northward.
Caterpillar Hosts: Grape (Vitis), vine (Cissus), and Christmasbush eupatorium (Eupatorium odoratum).
Adult Food: Probably flower nectar.
Habitat: Tropics and subtropics.
Range: Argentina north through Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies to Florida, Mississippi, South Texas, and Arizona. Strays to Missouri, southern Michigan, Pennsylvania, Maine, and southern Saskatchewan.
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
February 19, 2014 Battyus Broward County, Florida, United States February 20, 2014 Details
January 03, 2014 audree Collier County, Florida, United States February 07, 2014 Details
March 07, 2013 LLJohnson Dominican Republic October 27, 2013 Details
July 17, 2013 eulapia Puerto Rico July 17, 2013 Details
March 19, 2013 jjbchrch Collier County, Florida, United States March 21, 2013 Details
December 04, 2012 Nathan Harris County, Texas, United States January 05, 2013 Details
November 22, 2002 Cheri Pierce Orange County, Florida, United States May 21, 2011 Details
August 09, 1968 legacy.reporter (Williams, R.) Iron County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
August 09, 1968 legacy.reporter (Williams, R.) Iron County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
October 01, 1916 legacy.reporter (?) Boone County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
November 02, 2008 legacy.reporter (Kathryn Gassaway) Hillsborough County, Florida, United States January 28, 2009 Details
November 17, 2008 legacy.reporter (Linda & Buck Cooper) Polk County, Florida, United States January 28, 2009 Details
December 01, 2007 legacy.reporter (Rick Gillmore) Seminole County, Florida, United States June 04, 2008 Details
October 15, 2007 legacy.reporter (Sandra Wampler) Livingston County, Illinois, United States February 15, 2008 Details
October 29, 2007 legacy.reporter (Dick Terrell Brown) Hays County, Texas, United States January 08, 2008 Details
November 12, 2003 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Ellis County, Texas, United States January 29, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gila County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Alachua County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Broward County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Charlotte County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Collier County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lee County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Monroe County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Palm Beach County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Somerset County, Maine, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Washington County, Maine, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Monroe County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Wayne County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Boone County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Iron County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Warren County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Garvin County, Oklahoma, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details