Attributes of Hyles lineata

White-lined Sphinx
Hyles lineata (Fabricius, 1775)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Upperside of forewing is dark olive brown with paler brown along the costa and outer margin, a narrow tan band running from the wing tip to the base, and white streaks along the veins. Hindwing upperside is black with a reddish pink median band.
Wing Span: 2 7/16 - 3 9/16 inches (6.3 - 9 cm).
Life History: Adults usually fly at dusk, during the night, and at dawn, but they will also fly during the day. Caterpillars pupate in shallow burrows in the ground. Massive population buildups occur which stimulate emigrations to colonize more northern areas.
Flight: . Two broods from February-November.
Caterpillar Hosts: A great diversity of plants including willow weed (Epilobium), four o'clock (Mirabilis), apple (Malus), evening primrose (Oenothera), elm (Ulmus), grape (Vitis), tomato (Lycopersicon), purslane (Portulaca), and Fuschia.
Adult Food: Nectar from a variety of flowers including columbines, larkspurs, petunia, honeysuckle, moonvine, bouncing bet, lilac, clovers, thistles, and Jimson weed.
Habitat: A wide variety of open habitats including deserts, suburbs, and gardens.
Range: Central America north through Mexico and the West Indies to most of the United States and southern Canada. Also occurs in Eurasia and Africa.
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: Occasional outbreaks of caterpillars have damaged tomatoes, grapes, and garden crops in Utah.
Taxonomy Notes:

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August 18, 2014 Sisol Hendrix Pima County, Arizona, United States August 28, 2014 Details
August 11, 2014 mckinney Navajo County, Arizona, United States August 28, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 jim.odonater Inyo County, California, United States August 27, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 Mary54 Las Animas County, Colorado, United States August 26, 2014 Details
August 19, 2014 akoligian Clark County, Nevada, United States August 25, 2014 Details
August 23, 2014 SteveSass Lake County, Indiana, United States August 25, 2014 Details
August 25, 2014 webielenberg Blount County, Tennessee, United States August 25, 2014 Details
August 24, 2014 peilover010202 Knox County, Indiana, United States August 24, 2014 Details
August 08, 2014 J Dill Davidson County, Tennessee, United States August 23, 2014 Details
August 16, 2014 smckinstall@yahoo.com Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, United States August 21, 2014 Details
August 20, 2014 leniseb Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States August 21, 2014 Details
August 15, 2014 osprey1984 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States August 19, 2014 Details
August 17, 2014 MelindaM Warrick County, Indiana, United States August 18, 2014 Details
August 15, 2014 finatic San Diego County, California, United States August 18, 2014 Details
August 17, 2014 ezeemonee Ventura County, California, United States August 17, 2014 Details
August 04, 2013 Jstorff Pierce County, Nebraska, United States August 16, 2014 Details
August 13, 2014 Eirroc Alberta, Canada August 16, 2014 Details
August 16, 2014 jdillon Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, United States August 16, 2014 Details
August 13, 2014 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States August 14, 2014 Details
August 12, 2014 The Meijers British Columbia, Canada August 13, 2014 Details
August 09, 2014 Kathikatty Jackson County, Missouri, United States August 11, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 kitkaliharie Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States August 10, 2014 Details
July 29, 2014 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States August 09, 2014 Details
August 08, 2014 KansasBonnie Butler County, Kansas, United States August 08, 2014 Details
August 07, 2014 boomerbear1 Burlington County, New Jersey, United States August 07, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 jsneezy Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States August 06, 2014 Details
August 04, 2014 tmniebauer Boulder County, Colorado, United States August 06, 2014 Details
August 05, 2014 shastamax Siskiyou County, California, United States August 06, 2014 Details
July 25, 2014 mountain_man Waushara County, Wisconsin, United States August 05, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 Adele Kurtz La Plata County, Colorado, United States August 03, 2014 Details
July 31, 2014 GrapeApe22 Colorado, United States August 03, 2014 Details
July 31, 2014 Mapper Lyon County, Kansas, United States August 03, 2014 Details
August 02, 2014 lwiedemann9 Johnson County, Kansas, United States August 03, 2014 Details
August 02, 2014 Elaine Link Macoupin County, Illinois, United States August 03, 2014 Details
September 15, 2013 ktmusher Winnebago County, Illinois, United States August 01, 2014 Details
July 30, 2014 MelindaM Warrick County, Indiana, United States August 01, 2014 Details
July 30, 2014 Ampatent Marion County, Illinois, United States August 01, 2014 Details
August 01, 2014 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States August 01, 2014 Details
July 29, 2014 aridzoni Coconino County, Arizona, United States July 31, 2014 Details
July 25, 2014 Mary85933 Navajo County, Arizona, United States July 30, 2014 Details
July 28, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States July 29, 2014 Details
July 28, 2014 haverlandt Flathead County, Montana, United States July 29, 2014 Details
July 29, 2014 jkopachena Hopkins County, Texas, United States July 29, 2014 Details
July 28, 2014 tess eagles Madison County, Arkansas, United States July 29, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 Papakid2 Conway County, Arkansas, United States July 27, 2014 Details
July 24, 2014 IdGyT3297 Brown County, Wisconsin, United States July 25, 2014 Details
September 06, 2012 ddodd Cochise County, Arizona, United States July 24, 2014 Details
July 20, 2014 clarissa.lehman Benton County, Oregon, United States July 24, 2014 Details
July 13, 2014 jawinget Monroe County, Illinois, United States July 24, 2014 Details
July 17, 2014 colsmith El Paso County, Colorado, United States July 23, 2014 Details