Attributes of Eumorpha pandorus

Pandorus Sphinx
Eumorpha pandorus (Hübner, 1821)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Upperside is light brown with shades of olive green to green. Forewing has pink streaks along vein ends and near the inner margin, and a dark squarish mark at the middle of the inner margin. The area from the base to the squarish mark is dark green. Underside usually is yellow-green, but sometimes is pale brown.
Wing Span: 3 1/4 - 4 1/2 inches (8.2 - 11.5 cm).
Life History: Adults fly at dusk. Fully-grown caterpillars pupate in shallow chambers in the soil.
Flight: One flight in the north from June-August; probably two flights in the south from April-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Grape (Vitis), ampelopsis (Ampelopsis), and Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including petunia (Petunia hybrida), bouncing bet (Saponaria officinalis), and white campion (Lychnis alba).
Habitat: Not reported.
Range: Nova Scotia and Maine west through southern Wisconsin to central Kansas; south to south Florida and South Texas.
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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August 25, 2015 CHyde Oakland County, Michigan, United States March 08, 2017 Details
November 01, 2016 mac90 Nassau County, New York, United States November 02, 2016 Details
August 29, 2014 sh11 Ontario, Canada October 27, 2016 Details
May 14, 2015 Drennen Hinds County, Mississippi, United States October 25, 2016 Details
October 19, 2016 Elizabeth Smith Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States October 24, 2016 Details
October 18, 2016 Shirley Wilkerson Brazos County, Texas, United States October 19, 2016 Details
September 23, 2016 BGilley Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States October 19, 2016 Details
July 26, 2016 curtis.lehman Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States October 17, 2016 Details
August 23, 2016 nvsteelers43 Fairfax County, Virginia, United States October 06, 2016 Details
September 12, 2016 Sarakhunt Tazewell County, Virginia, United States September 24, 2016 Details
September 12, 2016 Demian.estrada@gmail.com Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States September 23, 2016 Details
September 10, 2016 P Greene Suffolk City County, Virginia, United States September 23, 2016 Details
September 09, 2016 KelsANDAmanda15 Buchanan County, Missouri, United States September 17, 2016 Details
September 14, 2016 K. Java Burnett County, Wisconsin, United States September 17, 2016 Details
September 02, 2016 stormyeyes99 Sussex County, New Jersey, United States September 14, 2016 Details
September 14, 2016 Shelley Rutkin Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States September 14, 2016 Details
September 10, 2016 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States September 11, 2016 Details
September 05, 2016 Debsgarden Logan County, Illinois, United States September 06, 2016 Details
September 06, 2016 Kebrady59@yahoo.com Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States September 06, 2016 Details
September 03, 2016 Colin Gillette Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States September 04, 2016 Details
September 03, 2016 rnsoutherland Gibson County, Indiana, United States September 03, 2016 Details
August 31, 2016 digginflowers Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States August 31, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States August 30, 2016 Details
August 28, 2016 jtylerbell St Marys County, Maryland, United States August 28, 2016 Details
August 25, 2016 don.wamsley Maryland, United States August 26, 2016 Details
August 22, 2016 heisiar Dane County, Wisconsin, United States August 25, 2016 Details
August 23, 2016 mco75e Alachua County, Florida, United States August 25, 2016 Details
July 08, 2016 Melarmstrong Rice County, Minnesota, United States August 24, 2016 Details
August 23, 2016 ewbuck Virginia, United States August 24, 2016 Details
August 22, 2016 martinheather121918 Greene County, Illinois, United States August 24, 2016 Details
August 02, 2016 iangardner Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States August 22, 2016 Details
August 11, 2016 Traveling_Gopher Loudon County, Tennessee, United States August 21, 2016 Details
August 21, 2016 Angela82711 Harford County, Maryland, United States August 21, 2016 Details
August 18, 2016 daver420 Indiana, United States August 18, 2016 Details
August 14, 2016 Jhofts Shawnee County, Kansas, United States August 15, 2016 Details
August 04, 2016 JilianLee76 Onondaga County, New York, United States August 05, 2016 Details
August 01, 2016 James Ferguson Ontario, Canada August 03, 2016 Details
July 31, 2016 tea4one Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, United States August 01, 2016 Details
August 01, 2016 GCSnelling Craighead County, Arkansas, United States August 01, 2016 Details
July 31, 2016 HeatherB123 Ontario, Canada July 31, 2016 Details
July 29, 2016 QueenWolfGal29 Chautauqua County, New York, United States July 29, 2016 Details
July 28, 2016 Osa Ontario, Canada July 29, 2016 Details
July 01, 2016 pavelmelnichuk Monroe County, New York, United States July 28, 2016 Details
July 25, 2016 katelouisa67 Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States July 26, 2016 Details
July 25, 2016 rogdogny Chautauqua County, New York, United States July 25, 2016 Details
July 19, 2016 Nickylynn Rock County, Wisconsin, United States July 20, 2016 Details
July 16, 2016 iangardner Sussex County, Delaware, United States July 20, 2016 Details
July 15, 2016 Elainevbarrett Lake County, Ohio, United States July 15, 2016 Details
July 10, 2016 sirlouie Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States July 14, 2016 Details
July 14, 2016 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States July 14, 2016 Details