#7787 undulosa

Waved Sphinx

Ceratomia undulosa (Walker, 1856)

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Occasional resident

Larval Hostplant(s): Primarily Ashes (Fraxinus) and Oaks (Quercus) but also Hawthorn (Crataegus) and Lilac (Syringa)

Range: Found most frequently in the eastern United States with scattered records from the Rocky Mountains. Absent from the West Coast states.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Likely double-brooded with good numbers found from May through August.

Habitat: Near hostplants, often in wooded areas.

Avg. Wingspan: 3 – 4 1/4 Inches

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

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

Similar Species: Catalpa Sphinx


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