Virginia Creeper Sphinx Darapsa myron (Cramer, 1779)    Synonyms: Hodges #7885, Hog Sphinx.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Sphingidae   >   Genus Darapsa   

Status:

Occurs in "woodlands and forest edges from extreme southern Canada to Florida and Texas. Two generations over much of range with mature caterpillars from June onward" (Wagner, 2005).

Relationships:

Common food plants of caterpillar are Ampelopsis, grape, and Virginia Creeper (all in the Vitaceae or Grape family) (Wagner, 2005).

There are 237 records in the project database.

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A Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Howard Co., Maryland (8/6/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx caterpillar in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/10/2016). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/9/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/8/2013). Photo by Benjamin DeHaven. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx caterpillar in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/31/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Howard Co., Maryland (8/1/2016). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Cecil Co., Maryland (8/24/2015). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/26/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Harford Co., Maryland (6/7/2019). Photo by Richard Crook. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx on Assateague Island, Maryland (6/9/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/30/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (7/18/2015). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/7/2013). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/4/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/13/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/23/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx at bait in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/7/2014). Photo by Jonathan Willey. (MBP list)

Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/1/2021). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Howard Co., Maryland (7/27/2019). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Wicomico Co., Maryland (8/6/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/20/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx caterpillar in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/10/2016). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx caterpillar in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/17/2020). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx caterpillar (intermediate instar) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/9/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx caterpillar (intermediate instar) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/9/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx caterpillar in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/14/2014). Notes: "This one's been parasitized and it looks like the parasite at the hind end is starting to pupate." Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/3/2022). (c) johnbotany, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by John Hall. (MBP list)

Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/25/2021). Verified by Bob Biagi/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Speckart. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx caterpillar in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/15/2018). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/12/2018). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Howard Co., Maryland (6/6/2003). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx collected at bait in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/1/2001). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Prince George's Co., Maryland. Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)

A Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/1/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

Virginia Creeper Sphinx in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/5/2019). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)


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