Moths of North Dakota

Sphingidae: Smerinthinae

Paonias myops (J. E. Smith 1797)

Common name:  Small eyed sphinx.

Hodges #: 7825.

Identification: Rfw 23.8 mm,  outer margin irregularly dentate, hw costal margin concave, ocellatus a single blue spot in a black field, disc of hw yellow.  Head with median crest of scales.

Similar species: 7824.

Distribution: southern Canada and United States, southward into Mexico.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Prunus spp.-- cherry, plum, Amelanchier sp.-- service berry, and  Vitis sp. wild grape.

ND  Richland Co., West I allotment, 3 mi N Iron pond.  Sheyenne Natl. grasslands. T135N R52W Sec. 10.  Hg/ UV light. 17- VII- 1997.  G. Fauske


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Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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