The Walnut Sphinx Moth is drawn to nut trees and therefore more common in the American East and Central states.
Image Credit: Mark H.
Image Credit: Harold of Florida.
Image Credit: Leland A. of Washington.
The Walnut Sphinx Moth is also known by the name(s) of: Hawkmoth; Sphinx Moth.
The Walnut Sphinx Moth is typically 1.7 inches to 2.9 inches (45mm to 75mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: black; brown; striped.
This insect can be found in the following North American states / territories: Alabama; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Washington; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Ontario; Quebec; Mexico.
*Please note that the states/territories listed above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Walnut Sphinx Moth. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Walnut Sphinx Moth 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