Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Anchemola sphinx
Eumorpha anchemolus

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Upperside is dark brown. Forewing has diffuse white markings, a white patch near the center of the inner margin, and a single dark spot at the end of the cell.
Wing Span: 5 5/8 - 5 7/8 inches (14.3 - 14.9 cm).
Life History: Caterpillars pupate in burrows in the soil.
Flight: . Not reported.
Caterpillar Hosts: Probably plants in the grape (Vitaceae), dogbane (Apocynaceae), or evening primrose (Onagraceae) families.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Tropics and subtropics.
Range: Argentina north through Central America to Mexico. Strays to 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