Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Azalea Sphinx
Darapsa choerilus (pholus) (Cramer, [1780])

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Similar to Darapsa myron but larger; foretibia spined. Forewing reddish brown with purplish shading. Pm. line straight or nearly so, not as curved as in myron.
Wing Span: 5.7-7.5 cm.
Life History:
Flight: April-August; two broods.
Caterpillar Hosts: Azaleas, blueberries, sour-gum, viburnums, and other plants.
Adult Food:
Range: Throughout eastern North America.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL
Alternate Scientific Names:
Darapsa choerilus
Darapsa pholus