Studio Sixty Six
Paonias excaecata

Paonias excaecata

Pigment ink photographic print on matte archival quality paper


1 - Unmounted - 10" x 15" / 25.4cm x 38.01cm image on 13" x 19" / 33.02cm x 48.26cm sheet - $200.00


2 - Medium - Print 44" x 32” / 111.76cm x 81.28cm, Framed 45" x 33” / 114.3cm x 83.82cm,  Print mounted on dibond in glassless 1" x 3” / 2.54cm x 7.62cm birch frame, $1,500.00

3 - Large - Print 62" x 44” / 157.48cm x 111.76cm, Framed 63" x 45” / 160.02cm x 114.3cm,  Print mounted on dibond in glassless 1" x 3” / 2.54cm x 7.62cm birch frame, $3,000.00


Artist's Insight:

Common name: Blinded Sphinx, Latin Species name: Paonias excaecata

Collected in Ottawa, Ontario on July 3, 2004

The Blinded Sphinx (Paonias excaecatus) is a member of the fast-flying sphinx moth (or hawk moth) family. There are an estimated 1,450 species of sphinx moth worldwide. 

The Blinded Sphinx is just one of several sphinx species with large eyespots on the hind wing which are hidden from sight when the moth is resting. When disturbed by a predator (typically, a bird), the moth flashes these bold and colourful markings to startling effect, giving the moth a brief moment to elude being eaten.

This moth has a wingspread of 70 mm.