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Species Sagenosoma elsa - Elsa's Sphinx - Hodges#7792

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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 Sphinginae
Tribe Sphingini
Genus Sagenosoma
Species elsa (Elsa's Sphinx - Hodges#7792)
Hodges Number
wingsapn 7-8.2 cm
The forewing has a distinctive wide white band along the costa from the base to the apex.
Arizona and the western half of New Mexico north to southern Colorado and southern Utah
Print References
J. P. Tuttle, 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 71; pl. 10.4.(1)
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, Moths of Western North America, Pl. 39.6f; p. 243.(2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photographs of living and pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - photograph of pinned adult and related species for comparison
Works Cited
1.The Hawk Moths of North America, A Natural History Study of the Sphingidae of the United States and Canada.
James P Tuttle. 2007. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation Inc.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.