#7821 jamaicensis

Twin-spotted Sphinx

Smerinthus jamaicensis (Drury, 1773)

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Common resident

Range: Found in the eastern 2/3 of the United States.

Larval Hostplant(s):  Numerous woody plants in multiple families including plum (Prunus), ash (Fraxinus), elm (Ulmus) and willow (Salix).

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Two (or more) in our area

Habitat: Equally at home in urban and rural settings.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 3/4 – 3 1/4 Inches

Found at: Box Elder WMA, Fontenelle Forest, Gilbert-Baker WMA, Hackberry Creek WMA, Homestead National Monument, Indian Cave SP, Niobrara Valley Preserve, Wildcat Hills SRA.

Overwintering: Likely as pupa.

Similar Species: Blind-eyed and Small-eyed Sphinx have only a single blue spot on the dorsal hindwing.

Notes: Adults do not feed.

🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net

Twin-spotted Sphinx
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