Attributes of Smerinthus cerisyi

One-eyed sphinx
Smerinthus cerisyi Wm. Kirby, 1837

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Appearance is highly variable. Outer margin of forewing ranges from unevenly scalloped to almost straight. Upperside of forewing is light reddish brown to almost black, with dark and light markings. Hindwing is mostly red with a yellow-tan outer margin and a round or diamond-shaped black spot in the center of the blue eyespot. Underside of the forewing is deep rose on the basal half and usually has a well-defined postmedian line.
Wing Span: 2 7/16 - 3 9/16 inches (6.2 - 9 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: . One flight from May-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Willow (Salix) and poplar (Populus).
Adult Food: Adults do not feed.
Habitat: Valleys and streamsides.
Range: Newfoundland and Maine west across Michigan, the northern states, and southern Canada to British Columbia and Washington; south to southern California, Baja California Norte, and west Texas. Also Tennessee and Missouri.
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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October 10, 2014 teacherjharris San Mateo County, California, United States October 10, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 tendall British Columbia, Canada September 04, 2014 Details
August 19, 2014 Mahou Sloth King County, Washington, United States August 27, 2014 Details
July 27, 2014 jim.odonater Inyo County, California, United States August 27, 2014 Details
July 23, 2014 jim.odonater Deschutes County, Oregon, United States August 25, 2014 Details
July 24, 2014 jim.odonater Lassen County, California, United States August 25, 2014 Details
July 18, 2014 coreyk Clark County, Nevada, United States August 11, 2014 Details
July 29, 2014 Hajiisan Yakima County, Washington, United States July 29, 2014 Details
July 18, 2014 Mae Bacon Sonoma County, California, United States July 25, 2014 Details
July 10, 2014 m_bertrand@yahoo.com Gallatin County, Montana, United States July 22, 2014 Details
July 18, 2014 Lin Douglas King County, Washington, United States July 22, 2014 Details
July 18, 2014 SusanM Flathead County, Montana, United States July 22, 2014 Details
July 07, 2014 biggestal45 British Columbia, Canada July 14, 2014 Details
July 12, 2014 Scotch_tape21 Deschutes County, Oregon, United States July 13, 2014 Details
July 10, 2014 rushtonsean Salt Lake County, Utah, United States July 11, 2014 Details
July 09, 2014 cynthiahori Davis County, Utah, United States July 10, 2014 Details
July 06, 2014 uglycasanova Gunnison County, Colorado, United States July 08, 2014 Details
June 30, 2014 Billthenewguy British Columbia, Canada July 02, 2014 Details
June 21, 2014 Jon Spruce Vermont, United States June 27, 2014 Details
June 25, 2014 apocewicz Fremont County, Wyoming, United States June 26, 2014 Details
May 31, 2014 trever Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States June 25, 2014 Details
June 14, 2014 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States June 21, 2014 Details
June 01, 2014 ljcarrier Lake County, California, United States June 11, 2014 Details
May 27, 2014 stonehollow Wright County, Minnesota, United States June 10, 2014 Details
June 09, 2014 Joleen Placer County, California, United States June 10, 2014 Details
June 13, 2011 Julie Hansen Yamhill County, Oregon, United States June 03, 2014 Details
June 02, 2014 NatalieAnn Flathead County, Montana, United States June 03, 2014 Details
May 31, 2014 Tcampeau Ontario, Canada May 31, 2014 Details
May 28, 2014 faithvdp San Juan County, Washington, United States May 29, 2014 Details
May 25, 2014 skywatcher British Columbia, Canada May 27, 2014 Details
May 13, 2014 greyraven San Bernardino County, California, United States May 14, 2014 Details
May 08, 2014 sarahfiabee Lane County, Oregon, United States May 09, 2014 Details
May 27, 2013 matthewjcampbell Umatilla County, Oregon, United States April 24, 2014 Details
June 21, 2013 stephanowens82 Marion County, Oregon, United States April 24, 2014 Details
May 10, 2013 LadyLabyrinth Curry County, Oregon, United States April 21, 2014 Details
June 16, 2013 tjcoyle Spokane County, Washington, United States April 20, 2014 Details
June 08, 2013 Estee Flynn Kane County, Utah, United States February 20, 2014 Details
July 07, 2013 CraiGittings Mineral County, Colorado, United States February 07, 2014 Details
June 27, 2013 likeabutterfly El Paso County, Colorado, United States February 06, 2014 Details
July 02, 2013 Reininger El Paso County, Colorado, United States February 06, 2014 Details
June 16, 2013 J_Martineau Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States December 12, 2013 Details
August 28, 2012 junebell San Mateo County, California, United States November 15, 2013 Details
June 23, 2012 amdurso Cache County, Utah, United States October 01, 2013 Details
August 25, 2013 Allithia Reid British Columbia, Canada September 17, 2013 Details
May 24, 2012 tib vandyke Los Angeles County, California, United States September 10, 2013 Details
August 02, 2013 superwinkel Alameda County, California, United States August 30, 2013 Details
August 05, 2013 SUMMERJAYNE21 Benton County, Oregon, United States August 26, 2013 Details
July 26, 2013 GOMan Linn County, Oregon, United States August 20, 2013 Details
July 15, 2013 M Earl Washoe County, Nevada, United States August 19, 2013 Details
June 26, 2013 Brett Budach Ontario, Canada August 19, 2013 Details