#7802 chersis

Great Ash Sphinx

Sphinx chersis (Hubner, [1823])

Family: Sphingidae

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

Found at: Box Elder WMA, Gilbert-Baker WMA, Wildcat Hills SRA.

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

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🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net.

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