Smerinthus cerisyi

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One-eyed sphinx
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Smerinthus cerisyi, adult
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Smerinthus
Species: S. cerisyi
Binomial name
Smerinthus cerisyi
Kirby, 1837[1]
  • Smerinthus astarte Strecker, 1885
  • Smerinthus vancouverensis Butler, 1876
  • Smerinthus cerisyi borealis Clark, 1929
  • Smerinthus cerisyi nigrescens Clark, 1919
  • Smerinthus cerisyi pallidulus (Edwards, 1875)

Smerinthus cerisyi (one-eyed sphinx or Cerisy's sphinx) is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from south-eastern Alaska, the southern parts of all Canadian provinces and in the northern border states of the United States south into northern Indiana, Pennsylvania and Ohio and along the west coast to southern California, eastward to the Rocky Mountains and into western New Mexico north to western North Dakota. It has also been recorded from Illinois and as far south as Missouri.[2]

Smerinthus cerisyi observed in Friday Harbor, Washington

The wingspan is about 95 mm. The species is found mostly in summer.

The larvae feed on willow (Salix) and poplar (Populus).


Smerinthus ophthalmica, formerly listed as a synonym of Smerinthus cerisyi, is thought to be a valid species.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Retrieved 2011-11-01. 

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