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Sphingidae
890144.007824Paonias excaecata (Smith, 1797) – Blind-eyed Sphinx

Nolie Schneider
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Sphinx excaecata Smith, 1797
Calasymbolus borealis Clark, 1929
Paonias pavonina Geyer, 1837
Paonias pecosensis Cockerell, 1905
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Hodges, R. W., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21:p. 85; pl. 7.6-7, 9. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Paonias excaecata
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 120; pl. 11.9.
Paonias excaecata
John Davis
Paonias excaecata
John Davis
Paonias excaecata
John Himmelman
Paonias excaecata
Nolie Schneider
Paonias excaecata
Nolie Schneider
Paonias excaecata
Jerry Armstrong
Paonias excaecata
Ken Childs
Paonias excaecata
70mm – Jim Vargo
Paonias excaecata
Bob Moul

Paonias excaecata
Tom Murray

Paonias excaecata
Stephen Cresswell

Paonias excaecata
Canadian National Collection LG

Paonias excaecata
Jeff Janci LG

Paonias excaecata
Janice Stiefel
5th instar - 35 days
Paonias excaecata
George Smiley LG
on Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana) 64mm
Paonias excaecata
George Smiley LG
on Willow Oak (Quercus phellos) 61mm

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