Attributes of Proserpinus lucidus

Pacific green sphinx
Proserpinus lucidus Boisduval, 1852

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Body is short and stout. Forewing upperside is green to olive green with pink and brown markings. Hindwing upperside is pale rose pink with a darker submarginal band.
Wing Span: 1 7/8 - 2 3/8 inches (4.8 - 6.1 cm).
Life History: Adults fly during the day.
Flight: . One brood from late January to March.
Caterpillar Hosts: Evening primrose (Oenothera dentata var. campestris) and clarkias.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Oak woodlands, and grasslands.
Range: Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and California.
Conservation: Not usually required. Development and invasion of habitat by exotic weeds has probably reduced the number of populations.
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: Formerly in the genus Arctonotus

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March 09, 2014 Varn Wasco County, Oregon, United States March 25, 2014 Details
February 14, 2012 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States December 23, 2013 Details
December 31, 2011 Twitcherette Riverside County, California, United States December 16, 2013 Details
January 31, 2013 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States September 26, 2013 Details
January 31, 2013 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States September 26, 2013 Details
January 31, 2013 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States September 26, 2013 Details
March 29, 2013 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States September 26, 2013 Details
January 31, 2013 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States September 25, 2013 Details
January 31, 2013 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States September 25, 2013 Details
January 30, 2013 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States September 11, 2013 Details
January 29, 2013 Chickenlady Butte County, California, United States March 20, 2013 Details
April 11, 2012 celacole Union County, Oregon, United States April 27, 2012 Details
December 28, 2010 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States April 18, 2012 Details
February 02, 2012 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States April 18, 2012 Details
February 13, 2012 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States April 18, 2012 Details
February 10, 2012 WLPP Lake County, California, United States April 18, 2012 Details
February 23, 2012 BGenie Placer County, California, United States April 18, 2012 Details
March 25, 2012 Meg Siskiyou County, California, United States April 18, 2012 Details
March 09, 2011 amaloney Klamath County, Oregon, United States June 02, 2011 Details
March 14, 2007 legacy.reporter (Christopher Christie) Baker County, Oregon, United States July 18, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Alameda County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Amador County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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