Lettered Sphinx Deidamia inscriptum (Harris, 1839)    Synonyms: Hodges #7871.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Sphingidae   >   Genus Deidamia   

Description:

In addition to striking pattern, note that abdomen is often held curled upward.

Relationships:

Larvae feed on plants in the Grape family (Vitaceae), including Virginia Creeper.

There are 42 records in the project database.

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A Lettered Sphinx found roosting in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/20/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Lettered Sphinx in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/19/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Lettered Sphinx in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/19/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Lettered Sphinx in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/10/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Lettered Sphinx in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/3/2014). Photo by Jessica Morgan. (MBP list)

A Lettered Sphinx in Howard Co., Maryland (5/29/2016). Photo by Grazina McClure. (MBP list)

Lettered Sphinx in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/14/2021). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Lettered Sphinx in Harford Co., Maryland (5/5/2020). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Lettered Sphinx in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/8/2018). (c) Derek Hudgins, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by tdhudgins via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Lettered Sphinx in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/18/2022). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A male Lettered Sphinx in Howard Co., Maryland (4/24/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A male Lettered Sphinx in Howard Co., Maryland (4/24/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

Ventral view of a male Lettered Sphinx in Howard Co., Maryland (4/24/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A male Lettered Sphinx in Howard Co., Maryland (4/24/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A Lettered Sphinx collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/28/2001). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Lettered Sphinx larva in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/21/2017). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)


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