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890184 – 7861   Eumorpha achemon (Drury, 1773)
             Achemon Sphinx

Carol Wolf
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Sphinx achemon Drury, 1773
Sphinx crantor Cramer, 1777
Pholus trigon Gehlen, 1926
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Hodges, R. W., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21:p. 124; pl. 11.17. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 41.17m; p. 245. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Eumorpha achemon
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 172; pl. 1.6.
Eumorpha achemon
Machele White
Eumorpha achemon
Mark Dreiling - DNA
Eumorpha achemon
Randy Newman
Eumorpha achemon
Carol Wolf
Eumorpha achemon
90mm – Jim Vargo
Eumorpha achemon
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Eumorpha achemon
Terry Allison LG

Eumorpha achemon
Eleanor Caputo LG

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