New Jersey Moths

Ash Sphinx (Manduca jasminearum) 7783

Family: Sphingidae

Subfamily: Sphinginae

Wingspan: 3.3-4.1 inches

Range in NJ: Most records are from north of the coastal plain.

A U.S./Canada distribution map for this species is available here.

Flight Period: May-September, 2 broods. However, all 8 records for one moth station in Fredon Twp., Sussex County, were in the first 3 weeks of July.

Larval Food Plants: Ash (Fraxinus spp.)

Comments: No records in 2015 and 2016 at the moth station in Fredon Twp., Sussex County. Attracted to lights.

Ash Sphinx

Fredon Twp., Sussex County, NJ, 7/12/14