Insects and Spiders - native

One-eyed sphinx (Smerinthus opthamica) on May 15, 2023

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Thank you for your report! That is a pair of one-eyed sphinx moths (Smerinthus opthalmica)! They are a native species not commonly seen. Their caterpillars feed on the leaves of fruit trees, willows and poplars. They are not pests.

Tom Valente
May 15, 2023, 1:32 a.m.