This species is possibly present (unreported) and larvae feed on tomatoes and go by the common name of
Although not reported from Wallowa, I suspect it is present.
I only see them occasionally on P.E.I. despite visiting lights frequently.
The upperside of the forewing is dark grey to black with a
paler costa and pale area from the base to the wing's centre.
Prefered habitats include montane woodlands and mixed chaparral-type
Although unreported, I feel this species might be present in the south
in the desert and in pinyon-juniper woodlands.
The upperside of the forewing has a narrow black subterminal line
bordered by a white inverted V-shaped line on the outside, and a
black line running inwards from the apex of the wing.
It is most often found in montane woodlands and along streamcourses.
the Modest Sphinx or Poplar Sphinx,
This large poplar/willow feeder is possibly in Wallowa.
They are a heavy bodied species.
This one is quite similar to Pachysphinx modesta, with modesta being smaller and darker.
They may be present in Wallowa.
The grey-blue eyespot of the hindwing gives this species its name.
Larvae feed on birches, willows, cherries and oaks.
The outer edge of the forewings is quite scalloped.
This small species is probably widespread and common. This species ranges across North America.
The hindwings have a small blue eyespot ringed with black on a yellow background.
Smerinthus cerisyi WO, the Cerisyi's
Sphinx or One-eyed Sphinx
If you have willows and poplars nearby, you've probably got populations of
the Cerisyi's Sphinx.
The hindwings are quite striking.
Larvae feed on poplars, aspen and willows.
Note different shape of double arced forewing pm line compared to the straighter pm line of cerisyi, directly above.
S. ophthalmica has smoother scalloping of the fw outer margin.
Hemaris diffinis USGS, the Snowberry Clearwing or Bumblebee Moth
This species is reported from Klamath, and this day flying moth
is widely distributed in Oregon.
Arctonotus lucidus WO, the Pacific Green
Sphinx Moth or Bear Sphinx
Found to the northeast, southwest and
west, this species may be present.
It tends to be an early spring flier, on the wing in the early
evening. It comes to lights at night.
Hyles gallii WO,
the Bedstraw Hawk Moth or Gallium Sphinx
This species is not officially reported from Wallowa County, but if
you have Gallium or Epilobium, you might have
populations of this species, but it is doubtful.
Hyles lineata WO, the White-lined Sphinx
Dave McNeese sees this species regularly. It can be seen flying during the day,
into the evening and also at night.
The highly variable larvae are often found in people's gardens.
Although not officially reported from Wallowa County, this day flier,
April-June, prefering oak woodland and pine-oak woodland in foothills,
is probably present. Moths nectar at a variety of flowers in the afternoon.
This day flier is not officially reported from Wallowa, but it has been
found to the northeast, south and southwest in meadows near coniferous forests.