#7786 amyntor

Elm Sphinx

Ceratomia amyntor (Geyer, [1835])

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Occasional resident

Larval Hostplant(s): Cherry (Prunus), Elm (Ulmus), basswood (Tilia),and Birch (Betula).

Range: Found in the eastern United States west to Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Nebraska records indicate one extended brood, peaking in June. A second occurs in southern portions of its range.

Habitat: Near hostplants, often in wooded areas.

Avg. Wingspan: 3 1/4 – 4 1/2 Inches

Found at: Indian Cave State Park, Homestead National Monument, Fontenelle Forest, Niobrara Valley Preserve, Gilbert-Baker SWMA, Wildcat Hills SRA, Rowe Sanctuary

Overwintering: As pupae in leaf litter or in the soil.

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🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net.

Elm Sphinx
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