The name of this sphinx moth is a bit misleading. The moth has normal eyes, not small at all, but the eyelike spots on the hindwings could be considered small. These handsome moths can be found throughout the US, southern Canada, and Northern Mexico. Caterpillars are voracious eaters of wild cherry, hawthorn, and other trees, but like many species of moths, after emerging from the cocoon, the adults do not feed at all. Adults fly from July to September and the next generation will overwinter as eggs.
Photo by Brenda Hopkins on 7/1/20 in Broadus, MT.