New York Natural Heritage Program
Gordian Sphinx
Sphinx gordius Cramer, 1779
Insects

New York State Distribution [-]
This species is probably restricted to Long Island and other scattered habitats farther north. There are recent reports from the Shawangunks and Long Island. Its habitat may be restricted to heathlands, coastal scrub, and a few other uncommon habitat types (Schweitzer 1995).

Global Distribution [-]
The Gordian Sphinx is found from southern New England and New York west through central Illinois, to southern Wyoming, and northern Utah and Colorado. Farther south, it is found in a narrow band from North Carolina through Tennessee to Missouri, and in Florida. To the north, it is known from North Dakota and Manitoba (North American Moth Photographers Group at the Mississippi Entomological Museum, account compiled by N. Schneider, no date).
Best Places to See
• Dwarf Pine Barrens (Suffolk County)