Moths of North Dakota

Sphingidae: Smerinthinae

Smerinthus jamaicensis (Drury 1773)

Common name: Twin-spotted sphinx.

Hodges #: 7821.

Identification: Rfw 25 mm, hw costal margin evenly convex, ocellatus consisting of (usually) two blue spots on a black field, pink discal area and tan outer margin sharply defined.

Similar species: 7822, 7824.

Distribution: southern Canada and United States, absent from most of U.S. west of the Rockeis.

Hosts: Larvae feed on a wide variety of tree species including Populus-- poplar, aspen, Salix-- willow, Betula-- birch, Fraxinus-- ash, Ulmus-- elm, Prunus-- cherry, plum, and Malus-- apple..

ND  Ransom Co., A annex allotment, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands. T134N R53W Sec. 8.  Hg/UV lt.  23- VII- 1992.  D. Cuthrell.


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Last updated: 01/23/07

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