Banded Sphinx Eumorpha fasciatus (Sulzer, 1776)  Synonyms: Hodges #7865.

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In Maryland, mostly found on Ludwigia. In Harford County Josh Emm has found Banded Sphinx Moth caterpillars feeding on Floating Primrose-willow. Winged-leaved Primrose-willow has also been noted as a host plant by Steve Collins in Baltimore County.

There are 10 records in the project database.

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A Banded Sphinx in Harford Co., Maryland (9/15/2018). Photo by Richard Crook. (MBP list)

A Banded Sphinx in Harford Co., Maryland (12/20/2017). These individuals emerged early from diapause. Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Banded Sphinx in Harford Co., Maryland (12/20/2017). This is not a normal flight date for this species in our area. This individual emerged from pupation early. Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Banded Sphinx caterpillar hosting on Floating Primrose-Willow in Harford Co., Maryland (10/15/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A yellow form caterpillar of the Banded Sphinx in Harford Co., Maryland (10/15/2017). This species can be highly variable in color. Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A high-black form of the Banded Sphinx caterpillar in Harford Co., Maryland (10/15/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A red form caterpillar of the Banded Sphinx in Harford Co., Maryland (10/15/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Banded Sphinx in Dorchester Co., Maryland (10/3/2006). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A Banded Sphinx caterpillar in White Marsh, Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/1/2007). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A Banded Sphinx caterpillar in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/6/2004). Coloration in these caterpillars is highly variable. Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A Banded Sphinx caterpillar in Harford Co., Maryland (10/18/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)


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