Subject: Moth NW CT
Location: NW Connecticut
May 21, 2014 8:28 am
Wondering if this is a Spotted Apatelode?
Signature: Lori Welles

One Eyed Sphinx

One Eyed Sphinx

Hi Lori,
Though your moth superficially resembles a Spotted Apatelodes, they are not even in the same family.  Your Sphinx Moth from the family Sphingidae is a One Eyed Sphinx,
Smerinthus cerisyi, and you can read more about it on the Sphingidae of the Americas website.  The pretty pink underwings with their distinctive eyespots are not visible in your images.

Location: Connecticut

One Response to One Eyed Sphinx

  1. Beth says:

    I just found one in Waterford, CT as well. I don’t see any pink but he’s/she’s not moving. Coolest armored moth with a scorpion-like body.

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