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Sphinx Moths
Page Last Updated: November 21 2018
11 species
Snowberry Clearwing Moth larva - approx. 4.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Genus: Hemaris
Species: Diffinis
Pandorus Sphinx Moth larva - approx. 9 cm x 1.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Genus: Eumorpha
Species: Pandorus
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Updated September 25 2017
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Laurel Sphinx Moth larva - approx. 7 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Genus: Sphinx
Species: Kalmiae
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Blinded Sphinx - wingspan to 10 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Genus: Paonias
Species: Excaecata
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Snowberry Clearwing Moth larva - approx. 4.5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - June 2008
Pandorus Sphinx Moth larva on Wild Grape vine - approx. 9 cm x 1.5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - August 2010
Waved Sphinx Moth - approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Genus: Ceratomia
Species: Undulosa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Waved Sphinx Moth - approx. 4 cm - wingspan 8 to 11 cm - Thorncliffe Park - June 2009
Waved Sphinx Moth larva - approx. 7 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Genus: Ceratomia
Species: Undulosa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Waved Sphinx Moth larva - approx. 7 cm - Thorncliffe Park - July 2014
Rear prolegs have raised black spots
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Updated October 13 2015
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Updated October 13 2015
Laurel Sphinx Moth larva - approx. 7 cm - Rouge Park (Twyn Rivers) - August 2015
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Genus: Hemaris
Species: Thysbe
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Hummingbird Clearwing has pale / whitish legs -
Snowberry Clearwing (H. diffinis) has black legs, Slender
Clearwing (H. gracilis) has redish legs
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Updated August 10 2017
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth nectaring on Teasel - length approx. 2.5 cm - Terra Cotta Conservation Area - August 2017
Lettered Sphinx - wingspan to 7 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Genus: Deidamia
Species: Inscriptum
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Virginia Creeper Sphinx larva - approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Genus: Darapsa
Species: Myron
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Virginia Creeper Sphinx larva on Grape species - approx. 4 cm - Speyside (Halton Hills) - August 2017
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Updated September 25 2017
Abbott's Sphinx - approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Genus: Sphecodina
Species: Abbottii
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated November 7 2017
Abbott's Sphinx - approx. 4 cm - wingspan 5 to 7 cm - High Park - June 2017
Snowberry Clearwing Moth - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Genus: Hemaris
Species: Diffinis
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Snowberry Clearwing has black legs - Hummingbird
Clearwing (H. thysbe) has pale / whitish legs, Slender
Clearwing (H. gracilis) has redish legs
Photograph by Pat Willemsen
Snowberry Clearwing Moth - length approx. 2.5 cm - Rouge Park (Twyn Rivers) - May 2018
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Updated November 21 2018
Blinded Sphinx - length to 5 cm - wngspan 5 to 10 cm - Speyside (Halton Hills) - August 2017
Modest Sphinx - wingspan to 12 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Genus: Pachysphinx
Species: Modesta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Modest Sphinx - length to 6 cm - wngspan 8 to 12 cm - Speyside (Halton Hills) - August 2018
Virginia Creeper Sphinx - wingspan to 7 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Genus: Darapsa
Species: Myron
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Virginia Creeper Sphinx - length to 4 cm - wingspan 5 to 7 cm  - Speyside (Halton Hills) - August 2018
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Updated November 21 2018
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Updated November 21 2018
Sphinx Moth larva - approx. 5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Genus: ?
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Many similar looking species
Sphinx Moth larva - approx. 5 cm - West Don Valley (Serena Gundy Park) - July 2012
Lettered Sphinx - length to 4 cm - wingspan 4 to 7 cm  - High Park - May 2018
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Updated November 21 2018