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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June 18, 2016 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States August 15, 2016 Details
August 03, 2016 Carson Sloan Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States August 03, 2016 Details
July 19, 2016 Crashz Manitoba, Canada July 21, 2016 Details
July 12, 2016 Auraus Ontario, Canada July 16, 2016 Details
June 26, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada June 27, 2016 Details
July 13, 2015 Sharon Watson Traill County, North Dakota, United States March 01, 2016 Details
July 19, 2015 Sue Gregoire Schuyler County, New York, United States December 31, 2015 Details
July 05, 2015 Butterfly Ridge Hocking County, Ohio, United States December 05, 2015 Details
September 25, 2015 Beauhorack Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States November 18, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States November 05, 2015 Details
September 15, 2015 Jody Lavery Venango County, Pennsylvania, United States September 16, 2015 Details
July 30, 2015 JJosie Waupaca County, Wisconsin, United States August 16, 2015 Details
August 06, 2015 Terity Iowa County, Wisconsin, United States August 16, 2015 Details
August 11, 2015 Jordy Winona County, Minnesota, United States August 16, 2015 Details
July 27, 2015 markethej New York, United States August 07, 2015 Details
August 05, 2015 kmcloud79 Du Page County, Illinois, United States August 07, 2015 Details
July 04, 2014 A.Smith1473 Dickinson County, Michigan, United States August 04, 2015 Details
July 22, 2015 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States July 24, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 17, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 Selene_moonthorn Minnesota, United States July 13, 2015 Details
July 06, 2015 kountry Kat Ontario, Canada July 09, 2015 Details
July 08, 2015 RobertM Riley County, Kansas, United States July 09, 2015 Details
July 08, 2015 john1980 Summit County, Ohio, United States July 08, 2015 Details
July 03, 2015 estanley Baltimore County, Maryland, United States July 07, 2015 Details
June 28, 2015 Catherine Wissner Laramie County, Wyoming, United States June 30, 2015 Details
June 14, 2015 CassieBash Marshall County, Indiana, United States June 16, 2015 Details
June 09, 2015 stonehollow Wright County, Minnesota, United States June 11, 2015 Details
May 26, 2015 Ken Childs Chester County, Tennessee, United States June 09, 2015 Details
May 13, 2015 stomlins701 Elmore County, Alabama, United States May 17, 2015 Details
July 17, 2014 Nathanial Stearns County, Minnesota, United States April 01, 2015 Details
August 06, 2014 JoyousM Henderson County, North Carolina, United States February 15, 2015 Details
July 24, 2014 reutere Delaware County, New York, United States February 08, 2015 Details
June 23, 2014 wayne13114 Oswego County, New York, United States February 02, 2015 Details
August 20, 2014 MockMock Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States January 27, 2015 Details
June 21, 1981 Indy Entomologist White County, Indiana, United States January 25, 2015 Details
June 13, 2014 Indy Entomologist Marion County, Indiana, United States January 20, 2015 Details
June 16, 2014 klebo Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States January 15, 2015 Details
June 12, 2014 Zimbothemagnificient Kings County, New York, United States January 10, 2015 Details
August 07, 2014 trkusiowski Mahoning County, Ohio, United States January 05, 2015 Details
June 27, 2014 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States December 29, 2014 Details
July 12, 2014 curtis.lehman Allegany County, Maryland, United States December 01, 2014 Details
September 16, 2014 graceeggan Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States November 17, 2014 Details
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