Attributes of Isoparce cupressi

Baldcypress sphinx
Isoparce cupressi (Boisduval, 1875)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Fringes are checkered with white to yellowish gray and black. Forewing is gray with 2 longitudinal broken black dashes, the lower one thicker and with a patch of orange-brown above it. Hindwing is dark gray.
Wing Span: 2 3/8 - 2 9/16 inches (6 - 6.5 cm).
Life History: Females lay eggs singly, scattered on the underside of baldcypress needles. Caterpillars feed on the needles at night and pupate in shallow burrows underground. Caterpillars of the second generation pupate and overwinter in their burrows.
Flight: . Two flights from February-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum).
Adult Food: Adults have short tongues and probably do not feed.
Habitat: Cypress swamps.
Range: Coastal Maryland south to Florida, west to Arkansas and Texas.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G3 - Very rare or local throughout its range or found locally in a restricted range (21 to 100 occurrences). (Threatened throughout its range).
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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February 24, 2014 Stuart Marcus Texas, Liberty County, United States February 24, 2014 Details
October 02, 2013 Loret_in_Florida Osceola County, Florida, United States October 07, 2013 Details
August 24, 2013 Megan31304 Lamar County, Mississippi, United States September 20, 2013 Details
October 17, 2012 djmpinky Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States November 16, 2012 Details
January 01, 1977 legacy.reporter (Hawks, David) Butler County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
July 06, 1996 legacy.reporter (Smart, Glen) Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
July 22, 1975 legacy.reporter (Sheeley, R.D.) Pemiscot County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
June 08, 1984 legacy.reporter (Heitzman, J. Richard) Wayne County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
January 01, 1970 legacy.reporter (Richard B. Dominick Moth and Butterfly Collection) Charleston County, South Carolina, United States December 10, 2007 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 Collier County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Escambia County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Fulton County, Kentucky, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter St Martin Parish, Louisiana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Butler County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pemiscot County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Wayne County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hancock County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Craven County, North Carolina, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Guadalupe County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Marion County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Tyler County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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