Laurel Sphinx Sphinx kalmiae J.E. Smith, 1797  Synonyms: Hodges #7809.

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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 28 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 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)

A Laurel Sphinx in Howard Co., Maryland (6/28/2003). 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 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)

A Laurel Sphinx caterpillar in Harford Co., Maryland (9/27/2017). 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)

A Laurel Sphinx caterpillar in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/12/2018). 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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