Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Sonoran sphinx
Ceratomia sonorensis Hodges, 1971

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Fringes are black and white checked. Forewing is dark gray with black bars and dashes and whitish patches. Hindwing is dark brown with pale gray at the base and 2 black transverse lines.
Wing Span: 3 5/16 - 3 1/2 inches (8.4 - 8.9 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: . One flight from July-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Not reported.
Habitat: Oak and oak-pine associations in Madrean woodland over 3700 feet in elevation.
Range: Southeast Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.
Conservation: Status survey and study of ecological requirements is recommended.
NCGR: G2 - Imperiled globally because of rarity (6 to 20 occurrences), or because of other factors demonstrably making it very vulnerable to extinction throughout its range. (Endangered throughout its range).
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL