Big Poplar Sphinx
Pachysphinx modesta (Harris, 1839)
Status: Occasional resident
Larval Hostplant(s): Poplar, Cottonwood (Populus) and Willow (Salix)
Range: Found throughout the United States with the exception of Nevada and California.
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Broods/Flight Times: Two broods
Habitat: Near hostplants, often in wooded areas.
Avg. Wingspan: 4 – 4 3/4 Inches
Overwintering: As pupae in leaf litter or the soil.