nessus sphinx range
Hello! I was outside tonight in my backyard, and my mom and I saw this crazy bug! At first we thought it was a hummingbird because we had never seen anything like it, but then we started taking pictures of it and saw that it wasn’t. I looked at your site and saw that it is a nessus sphinx, and I was wondering if they usually live down here. I saw the one sent in from outside Houston, TX, and I live outside of Houston too. Are they common down here?
Thanks!
Shelby

Hi Shelby,
The Nessus Sphinx, Amphion floridensis, ranges throughout the Eastern U.S. west to Texas and Colorado. For a detailed map of its range, check out this USGS site.

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