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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July 05, 2016 jollygoodyellow Nova Scotia, Canada July 12, 2016 Details
July 11, 2016 samtait British Columbia, Canada July 12, 2016 Details
July 10, 2016 Bratsch1 Kootenai County, Idaho, United States July 11, 2016 Details
July 01, 2016 LORI NELSEN Lewis County, Washington, United States July 05, 2016 Details
July 03, 2016 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada July 05, 2016 Details
June 16, 2016 sidawayj Saskatchewan, Canada July 01, 2016 Details
June 25, 2016 sseagrave Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States June 27, 2016 Details
May 29, 2016 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada June 24, 2016 Details
June 05, 2016 Sue Orlowski Granite County, Montana, United States June 21, 2016 Details
May 11, 2016 Gayle Munz British Columbia, Canada June 21, 2016 Details
May 03, 2016 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States June 11, 2016 Details
June 04, 2016 Sue Orlowski Granite County, Montana, United States June 11, 2016 Details
June 08, 2016 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States June 11, 2016 Details
June 08, 2016 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States June 11, 2016 Details
June 08, 2016 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States June 11, 2016 Details
May 31, 2016 Kim Burnham Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Borough, Alaska, United States June 06, 2016 Details
May 25, 2016 kgketchum Blaine County, Idaho, United States June 01, 2016 Details
May 29, 2016 ejspennington Shelby County, Alabama, United States June 01, 2016 Details
May 27, 2016 CathK Albany County, New York, United States May 31, 2016 Details
May 28, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada May 28, 2016 Details
May 26, 2016 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States May 27, 2016 Details
May 21, 2016 Jarchibold Saratoga County, New York, United States May 23, 2016 Details
May 02, 2016 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States May 15, 2016 Details
June 12, 2015 bluecap Lincoln County, Montana, United States May 15, 2016 Details
May 11, 2016 blakneyfamily Chelan County, Washington, United States May 13, 2016 Details
May 01, 2016 neilds37 King County, Washington, United States May 02, 2016 Details
April 24, 2016 rebel321 Snohomish County, Washington, United States April 30, 2016 Details
April 27, 2016 Araknya British Columbia, Canada April 30, 2016 Details
April 24, 2016 Judith Hadley British Columbia, Canada April 25, 2016 Details
April 17, 2016 JMintenko British Columbia, Canada April 20, 2016 Details
March 19, 2016 Samantha C. Humboldt County, California, United States April 12, 2016 Details
May 20, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada February 25, 2016 Details
August 09, 2011 yellowstone moth Yellowstone National Park County, Wyoming, United States February 19, 2016 Details
July 30, 1964 Todd Stefanic Butte County, Idaho, United States February 04, 2016 Details
July 03, 2015 J_Martineau Crook County, Wyoming, United States December 11, 2015 Details
June 22, 2015 J_Martineau Teton County, Wyoming, United States December 09, 2015 Details
June 13, 2015 ColoradEO Vilas County, Wisconsin, United States November 05, 2015 Details
June 13, 2015 ColoradEO Vilas County, Wisconsin, United States October 29, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 David Trently Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada October 19, 2015 Details
September 08, 2015 Zuhv Sacramento County, California, United States October 17, 2015 Details
May 27, 2014 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada October 13, 2015 Details
October 04, 2015 mariabruno San Francisco County, California, United States October 05, 2015 Details
June 15, 2015 K Marcus Ontario, Canada September 20, 2015 Details
September 15, 2015 wwittkop Johnson County, Wyoming, United States September 16, 2015 Details
September 04, 2015 Jackie Taylor Clark County, Washington, United States September 09, 2015 Details
August 04, 2015 amh20 Contra Costa County, California, United States August 31, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 Gerald R. Dinkins Larimer County, Colorado, United States July 31, 2015 Details
July 08, 2015 SuzQ Mesa County, Colorado, United States July 31, 2015 Details
June 14, 2015 rsfletch Prince Edward Island, Canada July 23, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 ColoradEO Boulder County, Colorado, United States July 20, 2015 Details