#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: At least two broods, spring through late summer.

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands

Avg. Wingspan: 2 – 2 5/8 Inches

Found at: Indian Cave State Park, Homestead National Monument, Fontenelle Forest.

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.


🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net.

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