Smerinthus cerisyi,<br>Cerisyi's Sphinx

Smerinthus cerisyi
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Kirby, 1837
One-eyed Sphinx or Cerisy's Sphinx

Smerinthus cerisyi male, May 3, 2006, Guelph, Ontario, by Chris Lee.

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Chris sent me a sighting report for June 24, 2005, and then sent me the images top of page and to the right of May 3, 2006 sighting.

Weather has been quite warm and Chris notes this is an early appearance for this species.

The common name is the One-eyed Sphinx or Cerisyi's Sphinx. This one is a male, based on curved abdomen and antennae.

Females have smooth antennae and a turkey-baster shaped abdomen that hangs straight down.

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