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Species Xylophanes libya - Hodges#7891

SphinxMothFW_2147 - Xylophanes libya Sphinx Moth  - Xylophanes libya Sphinx Moth  - Xylophanes libya
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Bombycoidea (Silkworm, Sphinx, and Royal Moths)
Family Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Subfamily Macroglossinae
Tribe Macroglossini
Genus Xylophanes
Species libya (Xylophanes libya - Hodges#7891)
Hodges Number
7891
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xylophanes libya (Druce, 1878)
Choerocampa libya Druce, 1878
Range
This is a Neotropical species, its presence in the U.S. is likely due to it straying North.
Remarks
This species is tentatively identified as Xylophanes libya, but may be any number of similar Xylophanes species that are difficult to separate from photos alone. Regardless of the true identity, this species is not known to be a resident of the U.S., and this individual can be considered a stray.
Internet References
Bill Oehlke's species page for Xylophanes libya.