Sphinx drupiferarum

890123.00 — 7812 — Sphinx drupiferarum Smith, 1797 — Wild Cherry Sphinx
Images copyright: Carl Barrentine (WA)

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Prunus serotina



This species has not been found in the present survey, nor was it recorded in Mark Mello’s surveys (1996–1999), and it may no longer occur on Block Island.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Covell Field Guide p.36; Pl. 4(11, male).
  • 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. 69; pl. 5.11. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Sphinx drupiferarum
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 89; pl. 7.10.
  • Wagner, D. L., (2005). Caterpillars of Eastern North America, pp. 256, 260.