Attributes of Sagenosoma elsa

Elsa sphinx
Sagenosoma elsa (Strecker, 1878)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Forewing has a wide white band along the costa from base to apex. The remainder of the wing has black and white bands. Entire forewing is speckled with dark dots and has a light dusting of pale yellow to yellow-green scales. Hindwing is white with 2 black bands.
Wing Span: 2 3/4 - 3 1/4 inches (7 - 8.2 cm).
Life History: Caterpillars pupate in underground burrows.
Flight: . At least May-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Probably plants in the nightshade family (Solanaceae).
Adult Food: Not reported.
Habitat: Not reported.
Range: Southern Utah and southern Colorado south to Arizona and New Mexico.
Conservation: Status of populations and ecological requirements is recommended.
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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 26, 1999 legacy.reporter (James P. Tuttle) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
August 07, 1999 legacy.reporter (James P. Tuttle) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
August 20, 1995 legacy.reporter (Michael J. Smith) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 30, 1975 legacy.reporter (Michael D. VanBuskirk) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
August 05, 1971 legacy.reporter (Michael D. VanBuskirk) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
August 03, 1999 legacy.reporter (Ron H. Leuschner) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
August 20, 2005 legacy.reporter (Bruce Walsh) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Apache County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Graham County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mohave County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Navajo County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 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 Las Animas County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Montezuma County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Grant County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, New Mexico, 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 McKinley County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Juan County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Socorro 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 Kane County, Utah, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Washington County, Utah, United States December 31, 2004 Details