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Blinded Sphinx Moth

Paonias excaecata


Family: Sphingidae, Subfamily: Smerinthinae. Medium-sized to large sphinx moth with scalloped wings. HW has blue-filled eyespots (not shown). TL 35-50 mm (This one small) Light brown FW has darker brown and violet shading. Thick black bars and lines and one black spot on wing. Hosts: Deciduous trees including basswood, willow, birch and poplar.


Open woodlands. Attracted to light.


May have just emerged.

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Carol Snow Milne
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Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 40.87, Long: -75.61

Spotted on Jul 23, 2012
Submitted on Jul 23, 2012

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