#7712 bisecta

Bisected Honey Locust Moth

Syssphinx bisecta (Lintner, 1879)

Family: Saturniidae

Status: Rare resident

Range: The eastern United States with most records coming from an area bounded on the east by Ohio and South Carolina and on the west by eastern Nebraska and Arkansas.

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 – 3 Inches

Found at:

Overwintering: As pupae underground.

Similar Species: Honey Locust Moth


Syssphinx bisecta, Richardson Co., NE, Aug 19, 2017, Mark Brogie
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