Darapsa versicolor

890206.00 — 7884 — Darapsa versicolor (Harris, 1839) — Hydrangea Sphinx

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Cephalanthus occidentalis, Hydrangea arborescens, Decodon verticellatus


  • 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.
  • 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. 145; pl. 12.3. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Darapsa versicolor
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 200; pl. 2.7.