Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Intermediate sphinx
Eumorpha intermedia (B.P. Clark, 1917)


Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Upperside has dark markings on a background of medium to dark olive brown tinged with olive and pink. Forewing has a very dark rectangular spot at the center of the inner margin which is separated from the margin by a row of white scales. The area between the rectangular spot and the base of the wing is a light olive-brown. Underside of the wings is reddish-brown.
Wing Span: 3 9/16 - 3 7/8 inches (9 - 9.8 cm).
Life History: Caterpillars pupate in shallow chambers in the soil.
Flight: . April-October.
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food: Probably flower nectar.
Habitat: Lower austral and subtropical lowlands.
Range: North Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and South Texas.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: GU - Unable to assign rank due to lack of available information.
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL