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

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands

Avg. Wingspan: 2 – 3 Inches

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

Overwintering: As pupae underground.

Similar Species: The Honey Locust Moth has conspicuous silver spots on the FW and the line transversing the FW ends inside of the wing tip.


🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net

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