Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Vega sphinx
Proserpinus vega (Dyar, 1903)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Forewing upperside is green-gray with darker green at the base, median area, and tip. Hindwing upperside is red-orange with a black outer margin and a tan patch on the inner margin.
Wing Span: 2 3/8 - 2 5/8 inches (6.1 - 6.7 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: . August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Probably evening primroses.
Adult Food: Probably flower nectar.
Habitat: Not reported.
Range: Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas south into Mexico.
Conservation: Population status, ecological requirements, and conservation needs, if any, should be determined.
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