Darapsa myron


Common Names: Virginia creeper sphinx, hog sphinx
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Moths

Adult: forewing has muted camouflage pattern - variably dark brown to pale yellowish-gray, often with green shading (some adults are completely shaded in various tones of green); PM line slightly curved; dark discal dot and pale shading in median area; dark AM and PM bands, and dark patches at apex and anal angle; hindwing brownish-orange. Wingspan is 45 to 65 mm.

Found near woodlands and edges near hostplants; adults are nocturnal and attracted to light. Larvae feed on leaves of peppervine (Ampelopsis spp.), Viburnum, grape, and Virginia creeper. Adults feed on nectar.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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