Ceratomia sonorensis courtesy of Bruce Walsh.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Ceratomia Harris, 1839 ...........
Species: sonorensis Hodges, 1971
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The Sonoran Sphinx, Ceratomia sonorensis
[Wing span: 3 5/16 - 3 1/2 inches (8.4 - 8.9 cm)],
flies at elevations over 3700 feet in oak and oak-pine associations in Madrean woodland in Sonora, Mexico and in
Ceratomia sonorensis, Madera Canyon, Arizona, July 2006, courtesy of Steve Collins.
The fringes of the upper wings are checkered black and white. The upperside of the forewing is dark gray with black
bars and dashes and whitish patches. The upperside of the hindwing is dark brown with pale gray at the base and has
two black transverse lines.
There is but a single annual brood with adults on the wing from July-August.
Pupae probably wiggle to surface from subterranean chambers just prior to eclosion.
SCENTING AND MATING:
Females call in the males with a pheromone released from a gland at the tip of the
EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:
Larvae feed on ash (Fraxinus] of the Oleaceae family.
Ceratomia sonorensis larva courtesy of Bruce Walsh.
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