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White-lined sphinx

Hyles lineata

White-lined sphinx

Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota

White-lined sphinx


Size: Up to 3 inches long

Where/When: Feeds on evening primrose and related plants; grapes, apples and other plants in the Rosaceae (rose family); and many types of herbs and woody plants. Active from June through July.

Significance: Feeding is rarely sufficient to seriously damage plants.

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