#7709 bicolor

Honey Locust Moth

Syssphinx bicolor (Harris, 1841)

Family: Saturniidae

Status: Occasional resident

Range: In the eastern United States from Florida to Ohio and west to Nebraska and the eastern half of Texas.

Larval Hostplant(s):  Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) and Kentucky coffee tree (Gymnocladus dioicus).

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Two broods.

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands

Avg. Wingspan: 2 – 2 5/8 Inches

Found at: Widespread where hostplants occur.

Overwintering: As pupae underground.

Similar Species: None


Honey Locust Moth, Knox Co., NE, July 23, 2019, Mark Brogie
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