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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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
August 09, 2013 amoderie93 Ravalli County, Montana, United States August 10, 2013 Details
July 17, 2013 Zach Kronland Fremont County, Wyoming, United States August 02, 2013 Details
July 25, 2013 Sean Werle Cochise County, Arizona, United States July 31, 2013 Details
July 20, 2013 dkohl Missoula County, Montana, United States July 30, 2013 Details
July 29, 2013 gregsea King County, Washington, United States July 29, 2013 Details
July 20, 2013 Ryabovja Kitsap County, Washington, United States July 27, 2013 Details
July 10, 2013 rachelleandshane Pierce County, Washington, United States July 12, 2013 Details
July 08, 2013 Peggy Pence Missoula County, Montana, United States July 10, 2013 Details
June 24, 2013 trever Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States July 07, 2013 Details
July 05, 2013 StellaM Flathead County, Montana, United States July 06, 2013 Details
June 28, 2013 Captzach Kootenai County, Idaho, United States July 05, 2013 Details
July 03, 2013 mntnagrl84 Flathead County, Montana, United States July 05, 2013 Details
June 23, 2013 welshgirl British Columbia, Canada July 03, 2013 Details
June 27, 2013 SibeDad Alberta, Canada July 03, 2013 Details
July 02, 2013 merlot_rosebud Lake County, Montana, United States July 02, 2013 Details
June 28, 2013 Sweetgrass13 Montana, United States June 30, 2013 Details
June 08, 2013 hannahandjj Monterey County, California, United States June 25, 2013 Details
June 24, 2013 Kiev Ventura County, California, United States June 25, 2013 Details
June 12, 2013 rabbitlover British Columbia, Canada June 20, 2013 Details
June 17, 2013 kristikallip Alberta, Canada June 20, 2013 Details
May 20, 2013 pillwixler Grand Traverse County, Michigan, United States June 11, 2013 Details
June 01, 2013 JulesG Ontario, Canada June 02, 2013 Details
June 01, 2013 Scotiaspinner Nova Scotia, Canada June 01, 2013 Details
May 13, 2013 nicolenicman Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States May 14, 2013 Details
April 30, 2013 words.nonsensical Alameda County, California, United States May 03, 2013 Details
May 02, 2013 77foxad Pierce County, Washington, United States May 03, 2013 Details
April 13, 2013 Mclarkn California, United States April 30, 2013 Details
April 18, 2013 bare2593 Jackson County, Oregon, United States April 30, 2013 Details
June 06, 2012 J_Martineau Carbon County, Wyoming, United States February 05, 2013 Details
May 12, 2012 curtis.lehman Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States September 12, 2012 Details
August 04, 2009 hjbarkey9 Routt County, Colorado, United States September 07, 2012 Details
May 15, 2012 tsw630 Gunnison County, Colorado, United States September 07, 2012 Details
August 26, 2012 bursto Alameda County, California, United States September 04, 2012 Details
June 09, 2012 Buzzyrd Saskatchewan, Canada August 31, 2012 Details
May 23, 2012 jaykoon Quebec, Canada August 28, 2012 Details