Smerinthus cerisyi – One-eyed Sphinx

Hodges # 7822

Caterpillar foods:  pear, plum, poplar, willow  (Bugguide)

5/3/2012

 

5/20/2011 – female ;  I put her in a paper bag, and she laid eggs.

 

5/23/2011  eggs

 

6/4/2011  early instar caterpillar;  I fed the caterpillars on Aspen  (Populus tremuloides).

 

6/13/2011 later instar caterpillar

 

6/27/2011 two later instar caterpillars

 

I kept the pupae outside all winter, inside a clay flowerpot, buried in the ground and covered with a clay saucer.  I took it out of the ground at the end of March 2012.

 

4/23/2012 – The first of the pupae hatched.

 

Other adults at lights

5/25/2014

 

5/24/2014

 

5/6/2015

 

5/11/2017 – Male – males hold their abdomens curled up, females hold them straight

 

5/11/2017

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