Ceratomia catalpae (Boisduval, )
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
Overwintering: As pupa in the soil.
Similar Species: Easily confused with the Waved Sphinx on which the spot on FW is larger and white, the HW lines are distinct and serrate and the ground color of wings with more contrasting with light and dark areas.