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Apple Sphinx - Sphinx gordius

Apple Sphinx - Sphinx gordius
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
July 1, 2016
If I'm reading the info page correctly, the dark patches on the outer tip of the wings make this S. gordius.

7811 – Sphinx luscitiosa?
I just checked BOLD and found that luscitiosa and gordius, 18 specimens, are in the same BIN forming 4 branches with phenotypes of both species in one of those branches. The hind wings are pretty different but a luscitiosa specimen from Glens Falls, NY is a 100% match to a gordius specimen from NC. This has the look of being one species with to color morphs.

Makes me wonder
if there is any way to reliably tell the two species apart and if there really are 2 species.

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