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, the adults do not feed.

Size: Wingspan 45-75 mm

Photos by: David Lowery on 5/31/22 in Missoula, MT