|Common name: Blinded sphinx/
Hodges #: 7824.
Identification: Rfw 28.3 mm, outer margin crenulate, hw costal
margin concave, disc pink, ocellatus a single blue spot in a black
field. Head with median scale crest.
Similar species: 7821,
Distribution: eastern United States and southern Canada, in the
west confined to mountainous regions.
Hosts: Larvae feed on a wide variety of hosts: Ostya
virginiana (Mill.)-- Hop hornbeam, Salix-- willow, Populus--
poplar, aspen, Betula-- birch, Prunus-- plum, cherry,
Malus-- apple, Rosa-- rose, and others.
ND Cass Co., Fargo. yard lt. 31- V-
1994. C. Dolby.
Head showing median scale crest.