Location: Vernon, BC
July 23, 2011 4:40 pm
I found this moth at a summer camp in Vernon, BC, Canada, at 10:00am, on July 23, 2011. It was on the steps of one of the buildings; it was a little sluggish but I managed to move it to a nearby stump so it wouldn’t be stepped on (which is where I took the picture). Is it a Cerisy’s Sphinx moth?
Signature: S. Lowen
Dear S. Lowen,
We concur with your identification of Cerisy’s Sphinx, Smerinthus cerisyi, which is also known as the One Eyed Sphinx. You may read more on the species on the Sphingidae of the Americas website.