Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Terloo sphinx
Proserpinus terlooii Hy. Edwards, 1875

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Forewing upperside is uniform olive green with a darker median band. Hindwing upperside is red with an olive green border.
Wing Span: 1 5/8 - 1 7/8 inches (4.2 - 4.8 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: . July-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Probably evening primroses.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Not reported.
Range: Southern Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.
Conservation: Population status and habitat needs should be studied.
NCGR: G2 - Imperiled globally because of rarity (6 to 20 occurrences), or because of other factors demonstrably making it very vulnerable to extinction throughout its range. (Endangered throughout its range).
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL