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890145 – 7825   Paonias myops (Smith, 1797)
             Small-eyed Sphinx

Nolie Schneider
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Sphinx myops Smith, 1797
Smerinthus rosacearum Boisduval, [1836]
Smerinthus cerasi Boisduval, [1875]
Smerinthus sorbi Boisduval, [1875]
Smerinthus tiliastri Boisduval, [1875]
Calasymbolus occidentalis Clark, 1919
Calasymbolus mccrearyi Clark, 1929
Calasymbolus macrops Gehlen, 1933
Paonias emmeli Eitschberger, 2002
Paonias hyatti Eitschberger, 2002
Paonias oplerorum Eitschberger, 2002
Taxonomic Notes: Paonias myops (Smith, 1797) includes as a synonyms Paonias hyatti Eitschberger, 2002 and Paonias oplerorum Eitschberger, 2002 and as a subspecies Paonias macrops (Gehlen, 1933) with Paonias emmeli Eitschberger, 2002 as a synonym of macrops in Kitching et al. (2018). P. macrops is returned to full species by St Laurent & Kitching (in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).
  • 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. 7.8, 10-12. order or free PDF
  • Kitching, I.J., 2019. Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory, species page
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 39.4m; p. 243. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Paonias myops
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 121; pl. 11.11.
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