Attributes of Sphinx vashti

Vashti sphinx
Sphinx vashti Strecker, 1878

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Highly variable. Forewing ranges from pale to very dark gray with paler gray at the base of the costa, the wing tip, and on the outer margin. A series of black dashes ends with the topmost one reaching the wing tip. Hindwing is black with white bands.
Wing Span: 3 - 4 inches (7.5 - 10 cm).
Life History: Fully-grown caterpillars pupate in underground chambers.
Flight: . One brood from May-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus) and coralberry (S. orbiculatus).
Adult Food: Honeysuckle (Lonicera) and columbine (Aquilegia).
Habitat: Montane woodlands and prairie streamcourses.
Range: British Columbia east to Manitoba, south to southern California, Nevada, central Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas.
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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June 03, 2013 Ann and Rob Simpson Yellowstone National Park County, Wyoming, United States December 11, 2014 Details
July 22, 2014 J_Martineau Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States December 09, 2014 Details
May 16, 2014 matthewjcampbell Umatilla County, Oregon, United States May 18, 2014 Details
May 12, 2013 matthewjcampbell Umatilla County, Oregon, United States April 24, 2014 Details
May 29, 2013 nwzj Marion County, Oregon, United States April 24, 2014 Details
June 02, 2013 matthewjcampbell Umatilla County, Oregon, United States April 24, 2014 Details
June 16, 2013 J_Martineau Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States December 12, 2013 Details
June 11, 2013 J_Martineau Carbon County, Wyoming, United States December 11, 2013 Details
June 16, 2012 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States February 09, 2013 Details
June 06, 2012 J_Martineau Carbon County, Wyoming, United States February 05, 2013 Details
July 04, 2008 hjbarkey9 Routt County, Colorado, United States September 07, 2012 Details
July 22, 2012 mizzhoffman Alberta, Canada September 07, 2012 Details
June 02, 2012 Tom Munson Spokane County, Washington, United States June 04, 2012 Details
May 23, 2012 kent Box Elder County, Utah, United States May 27, 2012 Details
July 15, 2011 amlwillia Teton County, Wyoming, United States December 19, 2011 Details
July 13, 2011 Dwaine Wagoner Natrona County, Wyoming, United States December 06, 2011 Details
July 12, 2011 Robert Martin Lewis And Clark County, Montana, United States October 29, 2011 Details
June 24, 2006 legacy.reporter (Jason Martineau) Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States August 04, 2010 Details
June 18, 2009 legacy.reporter (Jason Martineau) Jackson County, Minnesota, United States August 03, 2010 Details
January 01, 1979 legacy.reporter (Smith, Kevin) Randolph County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
January 01, 1980 legacy.reporter (Grier, Chip) Buchanan County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
January 01, 1980 legacy.reporter (Ledford, Darrell) Clay County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
May 02, 1981 legacy.reporter (Heinrich, Martin) Pettis County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
May 04, 1981 legacy.reporter (Helm, David) Montgomery County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
July 12, 1988 legacy.reporter (Purdy, Myran) Monroe County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
June 07, 1980 legacy.reporter Clay County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
June 28, 1969 legacy.reporter Platte County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
May 16, 1936 legacy.reporter (Craig, W.S.) Pike County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
May 25, 1978 legacy.reporter Lewis County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
June 17, 1975 legacy.reporter Caldwell County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
June 03, 1959 legacy.reporter (Heitzman, J. Richard) Jackson County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
May 26, 1962 legacy.reporter (Heitzman, J. Richard) Jackson County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
April 18, 1970 legacy.reporter (Brase, J. Boyd) Nodaway County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
June 10, 1980 legacy.reporter (Heitzman, J. Richard) Barton County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
May 23, 1978 legacy.reporter Boone County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
June 08, 1972 legacy.reporter (Letsinger, Rae) Jasper County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
May 28, 1980 legacy.reporter (Letsinger, Rae) Jasper County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
June 13, 1936 legacy.reporter (Rowley, R.R.) Pike County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
April 10, 1938 legacy.reporter (?) Boone County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
June 20, 1969 legacy.reporter (Burgess, L.P.) Platte County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
June 08, 1975 legacy.reporter (Shaddy, Dr.) Adair County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
June 14, 1975 legacy.reporter (Shaddy, Dr.) Adair County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
June 06, 1973 legacy.reporter Randolph County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
June 20, 1947 legacy.reporter (Thomas, G.W.) Callaway County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
May 18, 1977 legacy.reporter Douglas County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
May 26, 1977 legacy.reporter Douglas County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
May 29, 1978 legacy.reporter Linn County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
June 12, 1978 legacy.reporter Linn County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
July 12, 1970 legacy.reporter (Paris, Gwen) Putnam County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details
June 18, 1968 legacy.reporter (Carpenter, Jo) Shelby County, Missouri, United States March 11, 2009 Details