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Apple sphinx
Sphinx gordius MHNT CUT 2010 0 253 Minden Nevada male dorsal.jpg
Male dorsal view
Sphinx gordius MHNT CUT 2010 0 253 Minden Nevada male ventral.jpg
Male ventral view
Scientific classification
  • Sphinx gordius campestris McDunnough, 1931
  • Hyloicus gordius oslari Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

Sphinx gordius, the apple sphinx, is a moth of the family Sphingidae. The species was first described by Pieter Cramer in 1780.


It is found in the northern parts of the United States and southern Canada, mostly east of the Rocky Mountains, additionally it is found along the east coast to Florida and in the Rocky Mountains to Colorado.


The wingspan is 68–108 mm.


The larvae feed on Malus, Rosa, Vaccinium and Fraxinus species.


  • Sphinx gordius gordius
  • Sphinx gordius oslari (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903) (Colorado)
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