Attributes of Eumorpha vitis

Vine sphinx
Eumorpha vitis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Upperside is dark pinkish brown. Forewing has sharp pinkish white bands and streaks. Hindwing has a pink patch along the inner margin and pale whitish brown along the outer margin.
Wing Span: 3 3/8 - 4 1/8 inches (8.5 - 10.5 cm).
Life History: Adults begin feeding at dusk. Caterpillars pupate in shallow underground chambers.
Flight: . Two broods in Florida from April-May and July-October, one brood in the rest of the range from July-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Grape (Vitis) and vine (Cissus).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including rosy periwinkle (Vinca rosea), and perhaps orchids in the tropics.
Habitat: Tropical and subtropical lowlands.
Range: Argentina north through Central America, the West Indies, and Mexico to southern Arizona, Texas, Mississippi, and Florida. Strays north to Nebraska.
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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September 16, 2014 Apopheniac Texas, United States, Williamson County September 16, 2014 Details
September 05, 2014 Moths4me Bandera County, Texas, United States September 14, 2014 Details
August 09, 2014 coolcat_78006 Comal County, Texas, United States August 11, 2014 Details
July 20, 2014 KelpLynn Texas, Nueces County, United States August 11, 2014 Details
April 11, 2014 UrsulaV Hidalgo County, Texas, United States April 13, 2014 Details
September 09, 2013 jgoetze Texas, United States, Webb County April 07, 2014 Details
July 25, 1975 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States December 28, 2013 Details
July 27, 1971 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States December 27, 2013 Details
October 22, 2013 Sparks7 Burnet County, Texas, United States November 24, 2013 Details
July 15, 2013 Adrian Vera Lozano Nuevo Leon, Mexico October 26, 2013 Details
June 20, 2013 jeffmci9 Texas, Travis County, United States September 23, 2013 Details
October 06, 2012 Dave Patton Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States September 16, 2013 Details
September 11, 2013 amp9867 Texas, United States, Williamson County September 11, 2013 Details
July 27, 2013 bellapoohbear Johnson County, Texas, United States July 27, 2013 Details
July 19, 2013 ramonwal Harris County, Texas, United States July 20, 2013 Details
May 02, 2013 esquivelpam Bexar County, Texas, United States May 03, 2013 Details
March 16, 2013 ranjoy25 Cameron County, Texas, United States March 18, 2013 Details
April 07, 1972 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States November 25, 2012 Details
October 15, 2012 cjames71 Bexar County, Texas, United States October 26, 2012 Details
August 31, 2012 Wat579 Comal County, Texas, United States September 10, 2012 Details
September 05, 2012 Clocke Texas, Travis County, United States September 10, 2012 Details
August 18, 2012 hr1grabs2@gmail.com Bastrop County, Texas, United States August 21, 2012 Details
July 29, 1999 Marc Gottlieb Lee County, Florida, United States July 24, 2012 Details
June 15, 2011 rladner Dallas County, Texas, United States October 09, 2011 Details
June 17, 2011 butterflies Texas, Kleberg County, United States August 15, 2011 Details
June 23, 2011 tmegahan Ellis County, Texas, United States August 15, 2011 Details
April 28, 2011 J Canonico Bosque County, Texas, United States April 29, 2011 Details
April 20, 2011 awitt4 Fort Bend County, Texas, United States April 22, 2011 Details
July 06, 2007 jeanie.in.south.texas Hidalgo County, Texas, United States February 10, 2011 Details
September 09, 2010 Gary L. Spicer Ellis County, Texas, United States January 14, 2011 Details
October 02, 2008 legacy.reporter (Mark Gober) Texas, Parker County, United States April 08, 2009 Details
October 03, 2008 legacy.reporter (Mark Gober) Texas, Parker County, United States April 08, 2009 Details
January 01, 1911 legacy.reporter St. Louis City County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
January 01, 1913 legacy.reporter (Malkmus, F.) St. Louis City County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
May 25, 1972 legacy.reporter (Kelly, Scott) Jackson County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
July 21, 2001 legacy.reporter (Robert C. Mower) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
October 05, 2008 legacy.reporter (Marilyn Jones) Texas, Mason County, United States December 05, 2008 Details
August 21, 2008 kmortensen (Kelly Mortensen) Texas, Travis County, United States October 02, 2008 Details
July 03, 2008 kmortensen (Kelly Mortensen) Texas, Travis County, United States September 24, 2008 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pima County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Santa Cruz County, Arizona, 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 Hillsborough 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 Levy 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 St Johns County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jackson County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter St Louis County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2004 Details