Northwest Teritories, Canada
courtesy of Tom Andrews, via David Tilden.
Five Sphingidae species are listed for
Northwest Teritories, based on information sent to me by David Tilden.
I have added two species without confirmation
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Sphinx canadensis, the Canadian Sphinx, is not common, and is not
often reported anywhere,
but it is present and is reported from
Larval hosts are white ash (Fraxinus americana) and blueberry
(Vaccinium). Sorry, no larval image available.
the Canadian Sphinx or
This one is reported from Ontario, but it is generally not common.
If you have blueberries in the woods, then you probably have the
They are pretty common here on Prince Edward Island.
can be purple or green.
the Cerisyi's Sphinx
Smerinthus cerisyi is found in the southern regions of all Canadian
provinces and in northern border states. The one-eyed sphinx is also
found along the U.S. west coast, eastward to the Rockies. At my home
in Montague, P.E.I., Canada, they are quite common.
DT, the Hummingbird Clearwing
There is also an orangey-pink prepupal form. The lateral line runs
from S1 to the blue horn.
Hemaris thysbe larvae feed on viburnum and related plants.
generally more eastern species
DT, the Bedstraw Hawk Moth
or Gallium Sphinx
This species is confirmed in Northwest Territories.
Some years I see them on P.E.I., some years, I do not.
Larvae can be quite variable.
This day flier is officially reported from Ontario, but it
maynot be common. Look for them in meadows near coniferous forests.
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