Great Ash Sphinx
Sphinx chersis (Hubner, )
Status: Uncommon resident
Range: Nationwide in the United States with the exception of the gulf states. More frequently reported from the northeast west to Illinois and Michigan and then along the west coast.
Larval Hostplant(s): Ashes (Fraxinus), lilacs (Syringa) and Aspens (Populus) in our area.
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Broods/Flight Times: Single or double brooded depending on latitude.
Habitat: Generally adjacent to or near woodlands.
Avg. Wingspan: 3 1/2 – 5 Inches
Overwintering: As pupae in leaf litter or in the soil.