Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Parce sphinx
Callionima parce (Fabricius, 1775)


Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Forewing upperside is orange-brown with paler patches and a large silvery spot at the end of the cell. Hindwing upperside is red-orange.
Wing Span: 2 5/8 - 3 1/8 inches (6.7 - 8 cm).
Life History: Caterpillars pupate in cocoons spun in leaf litter on the ground.
Flight: . All year in the tropics; April-September in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and southern California.
Caterpillar Hosts: Possibly plants in the dogbane family (Apocynaceae).
Adult Food: Probably flower nectar.
Habitat: Tropics and subtropics.
Range: Brazil north through Central America, Mexico, to south Florida, South Texas, southern Arizona, and southern California.
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.
Comments: NULL