Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Chisoya sphinx
Sphinx chisoya (Schaus, 1932)


Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Forewing is dark gray to blue-gray with narrow black dashes, a dark wavy submarginal band, and a light gray streak outside the submarginal band. Hindwing is dark gray with 2 diffuse, light gray bands.
Wing Span: 2 3/4 - 3 1/4 inches (7 - 8.2 cm).
Life History: Fully-grown caterpillars pupate in underground chambers.
Flight: . Not reported.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Probably flower nectar.
Habitat: Tropical and subtropical lowlands.
Range: South Texas south into Mexico.
Conservation: Not required for rare stray.
NCGR:
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL