Unriddle the Clark's Sphinx Moth!


Interested in a moth? Look no further! After exploring our website, you will be an expert on the Clark Sphinx Moth and all of its incredible attributes!


It is amazing that this moth gets its scientific name from not only Greek mythology (Persephone), but also William Clark from the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This page will be much more than a learning experience, more like an expedition.  Looking through our website, you will find information regarding classification, habitat and geography, form and function, nutrition, life history and reproduction, interactions, and fun facts about the Proserpinus clarkiae!

What is some general information before starting your expedition? What it looks like of course. The wingspan of this moth is from 3-3.8  centimeters and is considered a medium-sized moth (Butterflies and Moths of North America 2014 and Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands 2013). Proserpinus clarkiae adults are green colored with pale green dorsolateral lines and have orange colored forewings with a black border. If you are planning to spot or research this beautiful rare organism, the best time would be from spring to early summer.


To find out more about where the Clark's Sphinx Moth is located, head to the habitat and geography page! Otherwise, continue onto the classification page.


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Header picture used with permission by Marcel Holyoak of the Clark's Sphinx Moth. Check out some more of his pictures of other organisms here!