Studio Sixty Six
Paonias myops

Paonias myops

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: Small-eyed Sphinx, Latin Species name: Paonias myops

Collected in Ottawa, Ontario on July 12, 2004

The Small-Eyed Sphinx (Paonias myops) 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 Small-Eyed 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 59 mm.