#7789 catalpae

Catalpa Sphinx

Ceratomia catalpae (Boisduval, [1875])

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Occasional resident

Larval Hostplant(s): Catalpa trees (Catalpa speciosa).

Range: A resident from New York east to Nebraska and south to Florida and east Texas.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Adults have been found from June to September indicating it is likely double brooded in our area.

Habitat: In/near woodlands with Catalpas.

Avg. Wingspan: 2 1/2 – 3 3/4 Inches

Found at:

Overwintering: As pupa in the soil.

Similar Species: Waved Sphinx


Catalpa Sphinx larva, Sarpy Co., NE, Aug 9, 2008, Barbara Padelford
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