Attributes of Ceratomia amyntor

Elm sphinx
Ceratomia amyntor (Geyer, 1835)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Forewing is brown with dark brown and white markings including a white costal area, dark streaks along veins, and a white spot in the cell. Hindwing is light brown and has a dark brown band along the outer margin.
Wing Span: 3 1/4 - 4 1/2 inches (8.2 - 11.5 cm).
Life History: Fully-grown caterpillars pupate and overwinter in burrows underground.
Flight: . One brood in the north from June-July, two broods in the south from March-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Elm (Ulmus), birch (Betula), basswood (Tilia), and cherry (Prunus).
Adult Food: Adults probably do not feed.
Habitat: A wide variety of forested and open habitats.
Range: Nova Scotia west to Saskatchewan and western North Dakota and Colorado; south to central Florida, the Gulf Coast, Texas, and New Mexico.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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August 17, 2014 trever Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States September 25, 2014 Details
September 20, 2014 Cathompson0525 Mercer County, New Jersey, United States September 22, 2014 Details
August 30, 2014 LeAnnAlbee Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States September 14, 2014 Details
August 20, 2014 Jeff Trahan De Soto Parish, Louisiana, United States September 10, 2014 Details
September 09, 2014 Jennifer Jilks Ontario, Canada September 09, 2014 Details
August 26, 2014 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States September 03, 2014 Details
August 14, 2014 amerosola York County, Maine, United States August 22, 2014 Details
July 27, 2014 Serena Sanborn Somerset County, Maine, United States August 03, 2014 Details
July 19, 2014 davmcnaugh Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States July 27, 2014 Details
June 19, 2014 RMOESSER Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States July 21, 2014 Details
July 14, 2014 mohearn720 Cook County, Illinois, United States July 17, 2014 Details
June 15, 2014 rwbenson1 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States July 15, 2014 Details
June 15, 2014 ShawnLane Bladen County, North Carolina, United States June 15, 2014 Details
May 25, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States May 26, 2014 Details
April 26, 2010 Anfinwen Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States May 17, 2014 Details
July 15, 2012 Todd J. Dreyer Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States March 20, 2014 Details
July 04, 2013 tjantscher Woodbury County, Iowa, United States February 12, 2014 Details
September 07, 2013 Sanocera Lorain County, Ohio, United States November 24, 2013 Details
July 14, 2013 Latenight Cameron County, Pennsylvania, United States October 23, 2013 Details
September 29, 2013 David Wecker Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States October 15, 2013 Details
September 05, 2013 NorthernLights Ontario, Canada October 01, 2013 Details
September 24, 2013 Dave Rintoul Pottawatomie County, Kansas, United States September 25, 2013 Details
August 31, 2013 katieosborne Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States September 21, 2013 Details
September 03, 2013 sueetlerbender Chittenden County, Vermont, United States September 17, 2013 Details
August 30, 2013 Bsnyder Fairfax County, Virginia, United States September 12, 2013 Details
July 23, 2013 alesia St Croix County, Wisconsin, United States September 11, 2013 Details
September 08, 2013 bellinca New Castle County, Delaware, United States September 08, 2013 Details
September 06, 2013 Gerrickg Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States September 06, 2013 Details
September 01, 2013 Keeks88 Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States September 01, 2013 Details
August 16, 2013 jdstewart55 Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States August 18, 2013 Details
July 31, 2013 Joe Halloran Baltimore City County, Maryland, United States August 10, 2013 Details
July 19, 2013 Stuart Marcus Texas, Liberty County, United States July 19, 2013 Details
July 14, 2009 hjbarkey9 Weld County, Colorado, United States July 10, 2013 Details
May 01, 2012 Jeff Brown Montgomery County, Ohio, United States July 08, 2013 Details
June 24, 2013 rjm69 St Louis County, Minnesota, United States July 06, 2013 Details
June 29, 2013 rdhealy1951 Hardin County, Kentucky, United States July 05, 2013 Details
July 14, 2011 groehm Van Wert County, Ohio, United States June 27, 2013 Details
June 08, 2013 davmcnaugh Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States June 24, 2013 Details
June 06, 2013 Bergeson Ogle County, Illinois, United States June 14, 2013 Details
June 02, 2013 AdamS19 Lake County, Illinois, United States June 03, 2013 Details
September 27, 2007 Jeff Trahan Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States April 04, 2013 Details
June 13, 2000 curtis.lehman (Paul Dennehy) Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States February 03, 2013 Details
August 19, 2007 curtis.lehman (Paul Dennehy) Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States February 03, 2013 Details
June 23, 2009 tjantscher Boone County, Iowa, United States January 14, 2013 Details
September 15, 2012 djlee Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States September 20, 2012 Details
July 24, 2012 Jeffrey B. Evans New York County, New York, United States September 17, 2012 Details
August 18, 2012 Freddyb31984 Allegany County, New York, United States September 17, 2012 Details
June 19, 2011 MrLiZarD Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States August 30, 2012 Details
August 26, 2012 voyagr7 McDowell County, North Carolina, United States August 26, 2012 Details
August 11, 2012 klmartin7 Scott County, Minnesota, United States August 14, 2012 Details