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Ceratomia undulosa (waxed sphinx)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Waved Sphinx (Ceratomia undulosa) is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found in the United States, and southern Canada, east of the Rocky Mountains.Adult moths are strictly nocturnal, hiding away as dawn approaches (Fullard & Napoleone 2001).Recorded food plants of the larvae include Fraxinus and possibly Quercus species.Larvae then dig underground to pupate.
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Wing Span [1]  3.7 inches (.094 m)

Prey / Diet

Campsis radicans (common trumpetcreeper)[2]
Chionanthus virginicus (fringetree)[2]
Crataegus douglasii (black hawthorn)[2]
Fraxinus americana (white ash)[2]
Fraxinus excelsior (European ash)[2]
Fraxinus nigra (black ash)[2]
Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)[2]
Ligustrum vulgare (European privet)[2]
Quercus alba (White Oak)[2]
Quercus rubra (Red Oak)[2]
Syringa vulgaris (common lilac)[2]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Auditory influences on the flight behaviour of moths in a Nearctic site. I. Flight tendency, Scott B. Morrill and James H. Fullard, CAN. J. ZOOL. VOL. 70, 1992, pp. 1097-1101
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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