Attributes of Lintneria eremitus

Hermit sphinx
Lintneria eremitus (Hübner, 1823)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Forewing is gray-brown with wavy lines, black dashes, and 1 or 2 small white spots near the center of the costa. Hindwing is black with 2 white bands and a triangular black patch at the base.
Wing Span: 2 9/16 - 2 15/16 inches (6.5 - 7.5 cm).
Life History: Fully-grown caterpillars pupate in chambers underground.
Flight: . One brood from July-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various species of beebalm (Monarda), mints (Mentha), bugleweed (Lycopis), and sage (Salvia).
Adult Food: Deep-throated flowers including Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), bouncing bet (Saponaria officinalis), petunia (Petunia species), and catalpa (Catalpa speciosa).
Habitat:
Range: Maine south to North Carolina, west to Manitoba, South Dakota, and Missouri.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes: Formerly Sphinx eremitus.

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September 07, 2013 Jsotek Columbia County, New York, United States October 23, 2013 Details
September 18, 2013 curtis.lehman (Carol Pollarine) Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States September 19, 2013 Details
August 30, 2013 brucejames2 Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States September 15, 2013 Details
September 09, 2013 katt66 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States September 10, 2013 Details
September 01, 2013 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States September 04, 2013 Details
September 01, 2013 Rich Civil Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States September 01, 2013 Details
September 01, 2013 RKeppler Richland County, Ohio, United States September 01, 2013 Details
August 16, 2013 ekplik New Haven County, Connecticut, United States August 22, 2013 Details
July 08, 2012 tjantscher Linn County, Iowa, United States January 28, 2013 Details
September 15, 2012 J Jessop Watauga County, North Carolina, United States September 17, 2012 Details
August 26, 2012 kimgoggin Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States August 27, 2012 Details
July 29, 2012 tonnerrebird Oconto County, Wisconsin, United States August 02, 2012 Details
July 18, 2012 AngelaCoco Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States July 27, 2012 Details
July 18, 2012 VTChEwbecca Staunton City County, Virginia, United States July 18, 2012 Details
August 25, 1960 curtis.lehman (Rick Gillmore) Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States February 22, 2012 Details
August 13, 2011 Shaq1ab Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States August 27, 2011 Details
August 09, 2011 Jane Markoski Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States August 09, 2011 Details
July 21, 2011 corey.husic Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States July 23, 2011 Details
July 14, 2011 curtis.lehman (John Wheatley) Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States July 16, 2011 Details
July 01, 1978 legacy.reporter (William F. Boscoe) Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States June 21, 2010 Details
August 25, 2002 legacy.reporter (Marcy Cunkelman) Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States August 17, 2009 Details
September 22, 2008 legacy.reporter (Colleen Wolpert) Tioga County, New York, United States April 24, 2009 Details
January 01, 1920 legacy.reporter Greene County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
January 01, 1899 legacy.reporter Pike County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
January 01, 1913 legacy.reporter St. Louis City County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
May 31, 1972 legacy.reporter (Hudnut, Gail) Lewis County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
August 08, 1971 legacy.reporter (Flick, Steve) Jackson County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
January 01, 1973 legacy.reporter (Transano, Joy) Knox County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
August 03, 1973 legacy.reporter (Paris, Grew) Putnam County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
July 01, 1988 legacy.reporter (Nickell, Timothy) Linn County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
July 14, 1981 legacy.reporter Clay County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
August 15, 1965 legacy.reporter Jefferson County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
June 26, 1977 legacy.reporter Lewis County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
July 16, 1975 legacy.reporter Clinton County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Morgan County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
July 09, 1960 legacy.reporter (Heitzman, J. Richard) Dallas County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
August 27, 1962 legacy.reporter (Heitzman, J. Richard) Clay County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
July 03, 1966 legacy.reporter (Heitzman, J. Richard) Benton County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
July 14, 1972 legacy.reporter (Miner, K.) Nodaway County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
July 02, 1976 legacy.reporter (Heitzman, J. Richard) Boone County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
May 24, 1974 legacy.reporter Jasper County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
September 06, 1984 legacy.reporter Jasper County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
July 01, 1929 legacy.reporter (Rowley, R.R.) Pike County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
August 03, 1941 legacy.reporter (O'Byrne, H.I.) St Louis County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
May 18, 1972 legacy.reporter (Thewke, S.E.) Boone County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
August 12, 1973 legacy.reporter Randolph County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
September 01, 2008 legacy.reporter (Jo Ann Poe-McGavin) Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States March 02, 2009 Details
January 01, 1980 legacy.reporter (Mitch Marcotte) Nobles County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 27, 2006 legacy.reporter (Frank Olsen) Floyd County, Iowa, United States June 09, 2008 Details
July 27, 2006 legacy.reporter (Frank Olsen) Floyd County, Iowa, United States June 09, 2008 Details