Paonias excaecata

890144.00 — 7824 — Paonias excaecata (Smith, 1797) — Blinded Sphinx

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Prunus serotina (?)

Polyphagous (woody plants)


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Hodges, R. W., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21:p. 85; pl. 7.6-7, 9. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Paonias excaecata
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 120; pl. 11.9.