Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Hagen's sphinx
Ceratomia hageni Grote, 1874

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Forewing is gray with a green tint, dark indistinct wavy lines, and pale gray patches at the wing tip and along the costa. Hindwing is dark grayish brown with paler gray at the base and outer margin.
Wing Span: 2 3/4 - 3 5/8 inches (7 - 9.2 cm).
Life History: Adults fly at dusk.
Flight: . Two flights from April-September; possibly three flights in Missouri from May-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Osage orange (Maclura pomifera).
Adult Food: A variety of flowers.
Habitat: Not reported.
Range: Michigan south to Georgia; west to Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and 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.
Comments: NULL
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