Attributes of Paonias myops

Small-eyed sphinx
Paonias myops (J.E. Smith, 1797)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Female is usually larger than the male. Forewings are smoothly indented, not scalloped. Colors and markings are variable. Upperside of wings varies from brown to black. Forewing has wavy lines ranging from pronounced to faint; hindwing has a small to large yellow patch enclosing a single black-rimmed eyespot.
Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 15/16 inches (4.5 - 7.5 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: . Several broods; from February-October in Louisiana, and from May-September elsewhere.
Caterpillar Hosts: A variety of plants including western chokecherry (Prunus virginiana), black cherry (P. serotina), sour cherry (P. cerasus), service berry (Amelanchier), and basswood (Tilia).
Adult Food: Adults do not feed.
Habitat: A wide variety of deciduous woodlands and wooded habitats, and suburbs.
Range: Nova Scotia and Maine south to Florida; west to British Columbia and Washington, California, and Arizona; also south into 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 21, 2014 scwilso35 Hampshire County, West Virginia, United States March 10, 2017 Details
June 19, 2016 J_Martineau Park County, Montana, United States January 10, 2017 Details
May 30, 2016 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States December 18, 2016 Details
July 13, 2008 mothman27 Whitley County, Indiana, United States December 16, 2016 Details
July 22, 2014 JohnBoback Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States September 18, 2016 Details
August 21, 2016 Jon Rapp Newton County, Missouri, United States September 17, 2016 Details
July 24, 2016 Mikee Hartford County, Connecticut, United States September 08, 2016 Details
September 06, 2016 caw33iii Wake County, North Carolina, United States September 07, 2016 Details
August 07, 2016 janekostenko St Marys County, Maryland, United States August 13, 2016 Details
June 17, 2015 iangardner Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States August 12, 2016 Details
April 20, 2016 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States August 09, 2016 Details
July 30, 2016 franpope Tucker County, West Virginia, United States August 03, 2016 Details
July 29, 2016 iangardner Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States August 02, 2016 Details
August 04, 2014 GCSnelling Cochise County, Arizona, United States July 28, 2016 Details
July 15, 2016 HawkL1313 Kittitas County, Washington, United States July 16, 2016 Details
June 11, 2016 tjrickert Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States July 13, 2016 Details
June 20, 2015 devjohnstone Nova Scotia, Canada June 30, 2016 Details
June 14, 2016 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States June 20, 2016 Details
June 12, 2016 Stott Noble Jefferson County, Alabama, United States June 13, 2016 Details
June 10, 2016 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States June 12, 2016 Details
June 07, 2016 K. S. Veitch Laurel County, Kentucky, United States June 08, 2016 Details
June 03, 2016 cwepking Montgomery County, Virginia, United States June 06, 2016 Details
May 17, 2016 dolphin9z Johnson County, Indiana, United States May 17, 2016 Details
August 13, 2015 Trailmaker Jefferson County, Ohio, United States May 16, 2016 Details
April 18, 2016 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States April 22, 2016 Details
April 21, 2016 johnmiller Bradley County, Tennessee, United States April 22, 2016 Details
June 07, 2015 ggunset Delaware County, New York, United States February 11, 2016 Details
June 19, 2015 curtis.lehman Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States January 12, 2016 Details
May 26, 2015 curtis.lehman (Jerry McWilliams) Warren County, Pennsylvania, United States December 15, 2015 Details
August 12, 2015 Mary Goldstein Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States October 19, 2015 Details
June 08, 2015 gcutler Bennington County, Vermont, United States October 11, 2015 Details
July 19, 2015 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada October 10, 2015 Details
May 06, 2015 wildreturn Lincoln County, Missouri, United States September 03, 2015 Details
August 04, 2015 curtis.lehman Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States September 01, 2015 Details
August 20, 2015 Wren Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States August 24, 2015 Details
August 24, 2013 Joe Saunders Mercer County, West Virginia, United States August 20, 2015 Details
August 11, 2015 Howell_Curtis Harrison County, Indiana, United States August 11, 2015 Details
July 14, 2014 Sweetmommy St Clair County, Michigan, United States August 04, 2015 Details
July 13, 2015 Mystic117 Allegan County, Michigan, United States August 04, 2015 Details
July 27, 2015 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States July 28, 2015 Details
July 22, 2015 Louis J. Cassorla Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States July 23, 2015 Details
June 21, 2015 t_hackler Benton County, Arkansas, United States July 12, 2015 Details
May 24, 2015 franpope Garrett County, Maryland, United States July 02, 2015 Details
June 25, 2015 rpallister Johnson County, Wyoming, United States July 01, 2015 Details
June 28, 2015 crynine Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States June 28, 2015 Details
June 22, 2015 SRhodes84 Upshur County, West Virginia, United States June 22, 2015 Details
June 16, 2015 Glenn Marangelo Missoula County, Montana, United States June 19, 2015 Details
June 15, 2015 cdemers Essex County, New York, United States June 16, 2015 Details
June 15, 2015 nosh1902 McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States June 16, 2015 Details
June 13, 2015 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States June 15, 2015 Details