Similar to the Small-eyed Sphinx
, Paonias myops
, but wings yellowish orange to brown instead of dark brown. Outer margin of forewings nearly straight, not doubly indented.
Probably deciduous forests, edges, wetlands, areas with hostplants
March-June, September (two broods) in Florida, one brood (July) in north
Larvae feed on blueberry, huckleberry (Vaccinium species), cherries (Prunus), and willows (Salix).
lists as uncommon to rare. Images not common on the Internet.
Covell, p. 37, plate 6 #6 (1)
Holland, p. 56, plate IV #10--called Calasymbolus astylus (2)