Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

One-eyed Sphinx Moth

Smerinthus cerisyi

Description:

The One-eyed Sphinx or Cerisy's Sphinx (Smerinthus cerisyi) is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is known from south-eastern Alaska, the southern parts of all Canadian provinces and in the northern border states of the United States south into northern Indiana, Pennsylvania and Ohio and along the west coast to southern California, eastward to the Rocky Mountains and into western New Mexico north to western North Dakota. It has also been recorded from Illinois and as far south as Missouri.[2]

Habitat:

Found along the Snake River. In the Lower Hells Canyon region. Just a few miles from Asotin Washington, Clarkston Washington, Lewiston Idaho, area. This was found on an old abandoned restaurant peer on the river. We found this moth, and two others, at the same time. The other two where not alive and in a bush not far from this one.

Notes:

If I have ID'd this wrong, please let me know. Thanks :)

1 Species ID Suggestions

StacyTaylor
StacyTaylor 10 years ago
Western Poplar Sphinx Moth
Pachysphinx occidentalis


Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

StacyTaylor
StacyTaylor 10 years ago

May also be Pachysphinx modesta; not quite sure... Very pretty, though! :)

RandiBrown
Spotted by
RandiBrown

Asotin, Washington, USA

Spotted on Aug 10, 2010
Submitted on Jun 1, 2011

Related Spottings

Sphinx Moth Eyed hawk-moth Smerinthus ocellatus One Eyed Sphinx

Nearby Spottings

Spotting Spotting Clover Spotting

Reference

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team