Attributes of Smerinthus jamaicensis

Twin-spotted sphinx
Smerinthus jamaicensis (Drury, 1773)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Outer margin of forewing is unevenly scalloped; costal margin of hindwing is almost straight. Upperside of male forewing is gray with black and white markings; female is yellowish brown with dark brown and white markings. Hindwing of both sexes is mostly red with a pale yellow border; blue patch may appear as a single eyespot or be divided by black bands to create two or three spots.
Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 3 1/4 inches (4.5 - 8.3 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: . Several flights in Missouri from April-August, and in Louisiana from February-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Apple (Malus sylvestris), peach and plum (Prunus), ash (Fraxinus), elm (Ulmus), poplar (Populus), birch (Betula), and willow (Salix).
Adult Food: Adults do not feed.
Habitat: A wide variety of forested and brushy habitats, moist areas near lakes and rivers, and suburbs.
Range: Nova Scotia and Maine south to northern Florida; west to Manitoba, North Dakota, and Arizona.
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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May 24, 2014 Sue Gregoire Schuyler County, New York, United States December 07, 2014 Details
June 30, 2014 brywilder Washington County, Vermont, United States July 02, 2014 Details
September 14, 2013 Carl D. Barrentine Grand Forks County, North Dakota, United States June 10, 2014 Details
June 08, 2014 brandonhopkins Indiana, United States June 10, 2014 Details
June 15, 2011 Alainala Saskatchewan, Canada April 29, 2014 Details
June 16, 2011 bkd29 Ontario, Canada February 01, 2014 Details
July 03, 2013 michaeloberg Douglas County, Nebraska, United States January 03, 2014 Details
June 15, 2013 curtis.lehman Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States October 28, 2013 Details
July 31, 2013 borderlove87 Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States September 30, 2013 Details
July 30, 2013 RosCharest Ontario, Canada September 18, 2013 Details
June 14, 2013 GoosebNat Lake County, Minnesota, United States August 30, 2013 Details
June 26, 2013 Brett Budach Ontario, Canada August 19, 2013 Details
July 24, 2013 wayne13114 Oswego County, New York, United States August 04, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 jmihuc Franklin County, New York, United States July 30, 2013 Details
July 23, 2013 mstill Washington County, Maine, United States July 24, 2013 Details
July 11, 2013 Sadiedupuis Ontario, Canada July 12, 2013 Details
July 23, 2011 Holly_Grant Coos County, New Hampshire, United States July 10, 2013 Details
June 29, 2013 jozworld Alberta, Canada July 03, 2013 Details
June 14, 2013 stonehollow Wright County, Minnesota, United States June 15, 2013 Details
June 02, 2013 Scotiaspinner Nova Scotia, Canada June 03, 2013 Details
July 27, 2012 Ezra Schwartzberg (Dale Schweizer) Essex County, New York, United States May 29, 2013 Details
May 01, 2013 Jaimag Union County, Kentucky, United States May 01, 2013 Details
June 29, 2012 Jeremy Martin Allegany County, New York, United States April 27, 2013 Details
July 24, 2012 curtis.lehman (Jerry McWilliams) Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States February 12, 2013 Details
August 04, 2012 EiriYuki Kalamazoo County, Michigan, United States February 08, 2013 Details
July 22, 2012 Lula Field Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States January 24, 2013 Details
July 18, 2012 Jeff Trahan Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States September 18, 2012 Details
July 20, 2012 towlefarmguy Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States July 22, 2012 Details
July 09, 2012 rebkilde Wisconsin, United States July 14, 2012 Details
July 23, 2000 magnunc Howard County, Maryland, United States July 14, 2012 Details
July 02, 2012 dyclarke Nova Scotia, Canada July 04, 2012 Details
July 01, 2012 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada July 03, 2012 Details
June 27, 2012 younggunrett Carver County, Minnesota, United States June 28, 2012 Details
August 03, 2010 Ron Murdock Cayuga County, New York, United States June 21, 2012 Details
June 08, 2012 Esjay Burnett County, Wisconsin, United States June 12, 2012 Details
May 26, 2012 vlfarrell Price County, Wisconsin, United States May 31, 2012 Details
May 27, 2012 aarongunnar Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States May 31, 2012 Details
May 22, 2012 lisefrac Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States May 23, 2012 Details
May 20, 2012 LauraMaskell Ontario, Canada May 22, 2012 Details
May 19, 2012 bhalow Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States May 20, 2012 Details
March 18, 2011 Wanda Smith Texas, Tyler County, United States August 17, 2011 Details
July 08, 2011 R3dSweater Pettis County, Missouri, United States July 11, 2011 Details
July 20, 2009 Jim Robinson Ontario, Canada June 22, 2011 Details
May 26, 2011 susanwhitcomb Windsor County, Vermont, United States June 04, 2011 Details
June 04, 2011 dhsmall Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States June 04, 2011 Details
May 29, 2011 curtis.lehman (Jerry Skinner) Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States May 30, 2011 Details
September 08, 2010 Amanda Fulton (Amanda Fulton) Medina County, Ohio, United States March 03, 2011 Details
April 13, 2010 Ken Childs Chester County, Tennessee, United States February 12, 2011 Details
August 14, 2005 anthony.thomas New Brunswick, Canada January 21, 2011 Details
May 26, 2007 chantalhamelkropf (Chantal Hamel-Kropf) Quebec, Canada December 31, 2010 Details