Attributes of Proserpinus vega

Vega sphinx
Proserpinus vega (Dyar, 1903)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Forewing upperside is green-gray with darker green at the base, median area, and tip. Hindwing upperside is red-orange with a black outer margin and a tan patch on the inner margin.
Wing Span: 2 3/8 - 2 5/8 inches (6.1 - 6.7 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: . August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Probably evening primroses.
Adult Food: Probably flower nectar.
Habitat: Not reported.
Range: Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas south into Mexico.
Conservation: Population status, ecological requirements, and conservation needs, if any, should be determined.
NCGR: G2 - Imperiled globally because of rarity (6 to 20 occurrences), or because of other factors demonstrably making it very vulnerable to extinction throughout its range. (Endangered throughout its range).
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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September 08, 2012 ddodd Cochise County, Arizona, United States February 08, 2014 Details
July 24, 2004 legacy.reporter (James P. Tuttle) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 24, 1994 legacy.reporter (James P. Brock) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pima County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Torrance County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details