Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Doll's sphinx
Sphinx dollii Neumoegen, 1881


Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Occurs in three forms Arizona the forewing is very pale gray and lacking most markings except black dashes along the middle, 2) in the mountains of southern Arizona and southern New Mexico the forewing is bluish gray with well-defined heavy black streaks along the middle, and 3) in the remainder of the range, the forewing is gray with white streaks and a relatively well-defined row of dashes along the middle.
Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 1/2 inches (4.5 - 6.3 cm).
Life History: Caterpillars pupate and overwinter in underground chambers.
Flight: . One brood from June-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Alligator juniper (Juniperus deppeana) and other juniper species.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Arid brushlands and desert foothills.
Range: Common in its Range through Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico to Oklahoma and 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