Attributes of Proserpinus flavofasciata

Yellow-banded sphinx
Proserpinus flavofasciata (Walker, 1856)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Forewing upperside is medium to dark brown with a faint to distinct white median band. Hindwing upperside is dark brown with a wide orange median band which may not reach the inner margin.
Wing Span: 1 5/8 - 2 inches (4.2 - 5.1 cm).
Life History: Adults fly during the day.
Flight: . One brood from April-June.
Caterpillar Hosts: Willow weed (Epilobium) and possibly thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including dandelion and cherry.
Habitat: Meadows in coniferous forests.
Range: Alaska south through British Columbia to Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado; British Columbia east across southern Canada to Nova Scotia and Maine.
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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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Humboldt County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Grand County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jackson County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Latah County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Shoshone County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Penobscot County, Maine, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Ravalli County, Montana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Baker County, Oregon, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clackamas County, Oregon, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lane County, Oregon, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Linn County, Oregon, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter King County, Washington, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Okanogan County, Washington, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pierce County, Washington, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Whitman County, Washington, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Teton County, Wyoming, United States December 31, 2004 Details