Honey Locust Moth
Syssphinx bicolor (Harris, 1841)
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: At least two broods, spring through late summer.
Habitat: Deciduous woodlands
Avg. Wingspan: 2 – 2 5/8 Inches
Overwintering: As pupae underground.
Similar Species: In the Bisected Honey Locust Moth (which is restricted to southeastern corner of the state) the line transversing the FW terminates at the wing tip and the silver spots are absent or inconspicuous.