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One-eyed sphinx moth, Smerinthus cerisyi

The larva live on Willows and Cottonwoods throughout most of the West, parts or the Northeast, Mexico and Canada.
This moth is more common in Canada, in California they hide out more. We had not seen until the girls were climbing an apple tree and found one hidden deep in stem structure.
Smerinthus cerisyi, One-eyed sphinx moth
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This old One eyed sphinx moth was hiding in the shade on a really hot morning.
One-eyed sphinx moth, Smerinthus cerisyi
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A side view of the One Eyed Sphinx Moth.