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890208 – 7886   Darapsa choerilus (Cramer, 1780)
             Azalea Sphinx

Nolie Schneider
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Sphinx choerilus Cramer, 1779
Sphinx azaleae Smith, 1797
Darapsa brodiei Clark, 1929
Sphinx chaerilus Cramer, 1780
Sphinx chlorinda Butler, 1877
Darapsa flavescens Closs, 1911
Sphinx pholus Cramer, 1776
  • 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. 146; pl. 12.8, 10. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Darapsa choerilus
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 202; pl. 2.8.
Darapsa choerilus
Tom Murray
Darapsa choerilus
Carroll Rudy
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David Silsbee
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Jason Dombroskie
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Eric Gofreed
Darapsa choerilus
Carol Wolf
Darapsa choerilus
60mm – Jim Vargo

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