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Blinded Sphinx (Moth)

Though the moth can see, the traditional pupil in its eyespots are missing on the hindwings of the Blinded Sphinx Moth.


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Caterpillar Form
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Image Credit: Michelle C. from Hillsborough, New Jersey.
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Image Credit: Troy D. taken in Maine.
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Image Credit: Brian D. from Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin.
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Paonias
Species: excaecata
The Blinded Sphinx is typically 1.1 inches to 1.9 inches (30mm to 50mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: flying, patches, dots, , eyespots, wings, scalloped, wavy.

Color Identification Guide

Various colors commonly associated with this Moth.

This Moth's Caterpillar

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Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)

The map below showcases (in blue) the states and territories of North America where the Blinded Sphinx may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America.
Prince Edward Is.  
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