Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paonias myops (J.E. Smith, 1797)
Sphinx myops J.E. Smith, 1797
There are many synonyms.
Phylogenetic sequence # 227675
One of three species in the genus for North America north of Mexico.
Forewing outer margin doubly indented (not straight or scalloped as in the two other species for this genus) (1)
Throughout North America. (2)
Adults are most common from April to October. (10)
Birches, hawthorns, poplars, Prunus
species, willows (1)
Click on this photo to see a life cycle series of photos:
, forewing has a straight outer margin.
, forewing has a scalloped outer margin.
Covell, C.V., Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths, p. 37, pl. 6, #2.(1)
Hodges, R.W., 1971. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21, p. 85; pl. 7.8, 10-12. (11)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, Moths of Western North America, p. 243, pl. 39.4. (12)
Tuttle, J.P. 2007. Hawk Moths of North America, p. 121; pl. 11.11. (13)
Bill Oehlke's species page
; includes caterpillar image.
- online access to a large number of archived publications for the species.