Attributes of Sphinx geminus

Gemmed sphinx
Sphinx geminus (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Forewing is gray with wavy black and light gray bands and 2 small gray spots near the center of the costa. Hindwing is black with 2 wavy white bands.
Wing Span: 3 5/8 - 4 1/8 inches (9.2 - 10.5 cm).
Life History: Fully-grown caterpillars pupate in underground chambers.
Flight: . Not reported.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Probably flower nectar.
Habitat: Not reported.
Range: Texas (as a stray) south into Mexico and Honduras.
Conservation: Not required for a rare stray.
NCGR: GU - Unable to assign rank due to lack of available information.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bastrop County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bexar County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Galveston County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details