Laurel Sphinx Sphinx kalmiae J.E. Smith, 1797    Synonyms: Fawn Sphinx, Hodges #7809.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Sphingidae   >   Genus Sphinx   

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Host plants include White Fringetree, Northern Bush Honeysuckle, White Ash, Black Ash, Inkberry, Catberry, Sheep Laurel, Mountain Laurel, Beach Plum, Common Lilac (Database of World's Lepidopteran Host Plants). It should be noted that the Laurel Sphinx Moth mostly utilizes plants in the Oleaceae (ash, privet, fringetree) as hosts. There is some dispute on whether the Laurel Sphinx Moth uses plants in the heath family as host plants.

There are 71 records in the project database.

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A Laurel Sphinx in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/8/2013). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/14/2015). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx caterpillar in Washington Co., Maryland (9/12/2020). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx caterpillar in Harford Co., Maryland (9/27/2017). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/27/2014). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/30/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx in Harford Co., Maryland (8/26/2013). Photo by Barry Marsh. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx in Harford Co., Maryland (8/26/2013). Photo by Barry Marsh. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx in Harford Co., Maryland (8/8/2014). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/8/2013). (c) Matt Tillett, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mtillett via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Harford Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Josh Emm, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Garrett Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Josh Emm, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2022). (c) solomon hendrix, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Solomon Hendrix. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/17/2019). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/31/2021). (c) Jesse C., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jesse C. via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx in Howard Co., Maryland (6/28/2003). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/15/2022). (c) maxbodyspray, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by maxbodyspray via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx in Howard Co., Maryland (8/10/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx in Howard Co., Maryland (8/10/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx in Howard Co., Maryland (8/10/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/17/2002). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx in Howard Co., Maryland (6/28/2003). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/8/2013). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Boyer and McDowell. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/24/2019). (c) spyingnaturalist, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by spyingnaturalist via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx caterpillar in Washington Co., Maryland (9/15/2020). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/27/2015). (c) Nathaniel Schwartz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND). Photo by Nathaniel Schwartz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Carroll Co., Maryland (10/5/2020). (c) Tori Rottman-Turner, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tori Rottman-Turner via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Garrett Co., Maryland (9/9/2023). (c) poppagravey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by poppagravey via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Carroll Co., Maryland (9/30/2020). (c) emilyburkeartwork, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by emilyburkeartwork via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Allegany Co., Maryland (8/13/2018). (c) Kyle Klotz, all rights reserved. Photo by Kyle Klotz. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (7/5/2022). (c) Benji Beluga, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Carroll Co., Maryland (10/5/2020). (c) Tori Rottman-Turner, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tori Rottman-Turner via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/31/2023). (c) Joe MDO, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joe MDO via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Carroll Co., Maryland (10/5/2020). (c) Tori Rottman-Turner, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tori Rottman-Turner via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/31/2023). (c) Joe MDO, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joe MDO via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/31/2023). (c) Joe MDO, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joe MDO via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx caterpillar in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/12/2018). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx caterpillar in Carroll Co., Maryland (9/24/2018). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A parasitized Laurel Sphinx caterpillar in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/19/2019). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

An early instar of a Laurel Sphinx caterpillar in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/27/2016). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

The caterpillar of a Laurel Sphinx in Howard Co., Maryland (9/12/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx caterpillar in Harford Co., Maryland (10/4/2015). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Laurel Sphinx caterpillar in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/18/2019). Photo by Boyer and McDowell. (MBP list)

Laurel Sphinx in Harford Co., Maryland (9/23/2017). Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)


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