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Genus Proserpinus

Mystery Caterpillar - Proserpinus lucidus Terloo Sphinx caterpillar - Proserpinus terlooii caterpillar - Proserpinus clarkiae Terloo sphinx - Proserpinus terlooii 2nd instar Proserpinus lucidus larvae - Proserpinus lucidus 3rd instar Proserpinus lucidus larvae - Proserpinus lucidus 4th instar Proserpinus lucidus larvae - Proserpinus lucidus 5th instar brown form Proserpinus lucidus larvae - Proserpinus lucidus
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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 Proserpinus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author of genus: Hübner, [1819]
Food
larval hosts are all from the Evening Primrose family (Onagraceae) except for P. terlooii that feeds on Boerhavia coccinea and B. coulteri in the Four O'Clock Family (Nyctaginaceae) (1)
Remarks
There is a case for saltational evolution in Proserpinus (1)