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 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
July 08, 2015 rbuist Manitoba, Canada July 13, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 Trudy Westfield Union County, Oregon, United States July 12, 2015 Details
June 30, 2015 Ellen Kleffner Oregon, United States June 30, 2015 Details
June 18, 2015 JohnRoosenberg Schoharie County, New York, United States June 30, 2015 Details
June 18, 2015 Steve242002 Lewis County, Washington, United States June 19, 2015 Details
June 13, 2015 shsater Bonner County, Idaho, United States June 18, 2015 Details
June 10, 2015 GRebar British Columbia, Canada June 16, 2015 Details
June 15, 2015 cdemers Essex County, New York, United States June 16, 2015 Details
June 09, 2015 mothroth Contra Costa County, California, United States June 15, 2015 Details
June 07, 2015 sharpelectronics Deschutes County, Oregon, United States June 12, 2015 Details
August 04, 2014 M Kuhlman Missoula County, Montana, United States May 31, 2015 Details
May 28, 2015 Nancy Rosaasen Ontario, Canada May 31, 2015 Details
May 23, 2015 Mitch_Nichole Mason County, Washington, United States May 30, 2015 Details
May 22, 2015 schamberlin Stevens County, Washington, United States May 25, 2015 Details
May 15, 2015 letsgomoe Gallatin County, Montana, United States May 25, 2015 Details
May 25, 2015 adrienbaudouin British Columbia, Canada May 25, 2015 Details
May 25, 2015 bradgrimm Washoe County, Nevada, United States May 25, 2015 Details
May 13, 2015 gerrysyl British Columbia, Canada May 19, 2015 Details
May 16, 2015 msudul British Columbia, Canada May 19, 2015 Details
May 17, 2015 Kenny Field Missoula County, Montana, United States May 19, 2015 Details
May 16, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada May 17, 2015 Details
May 04, 2015 walkingdaisy0 Teller County, Colorado, United States May 14, 2015 Details
May 10, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada May 14, 2015 Details
May 10, 2015 myname Deschutes County, Oregon, United States May 13, 2015 Details
May 12, 2015 lilbryck26 Yellowstone County, Montana, United States May 13, 2015 Details
April 25, 2015 ericvaughn Multnomah County, Oregon, United States May 04, 2015 Details
April 10, 2015 Holler Clackamas County, Oregon, United States April 15, 2015 Details
July 05, 2008 janazak British Columbia, Canada April 13, 2015 Details
March 04, 2015 ljbradley Lake County, California, United States March 11, 2015 Details
March 09, 2015 The_Battus_philenor Butte County, California, United States March 10, 2015 Details
July 09, 2014 cliffweisse Fremont County, Idaho, United States January 29, 2015 Details
August 03, 2013 idalily Adams County, Idaho, United States January 28, 2015 Details
July 24, 2012 pcastrovillo Canyon County, Idaho, United States January 28, 2015 Details
July 03, 2014 brittphoto Blaine County, Idaho, United States January 28, 2015 Details
September 21, 2014 rv7pilot Pierce County, Washington, United States December 04, 2014 Details
May 14, 2014 Sue Gregoire Schuyler County, New York, United States November 26, 2014 Details
June 06, 2014 J_Martineau Park County, Wyoming, United States November 25, 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