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Species Cautethia grotei - Grote's sphinx - Hodges#7867

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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 Macroglossinae
Tribe Macroglossini
Genus Cautethia
Species grotei (Grote's sphinx - Hodges#7867)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described by Henry Edwards in 1882 as Cautethia grotei
Explanation of Names
No doubt named after Augustus Radcliffe Grote, British entomologist
Tropical, including central and southern Florida(1)
Caterpillars: Chiococca alba, a native tropical plant with many common names: milkberry, David's milkberry, West Indian milkberry, snowberry, cahinca(1)
Internet References
Papilio v.2 p.10 Henry Edwards' original description of the species. (Google Books)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.