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Genus Deidamia

Beautiful Moth - Deidamia inscriptum - male Spingidae, dorsal - Deidamia inscriptum Lettered Sphinx Moth - Deidamia inscriptum 7871 – Deidamia inscriptum – Lettered Sphinx - Deidamia inscriptum Lettered Sphinx Moth - Deidamia inscriptum Moth - Deidamia inscriptum Deidamia inscriptum - Lettered Sphinx Moth - Hodges#7871 - Deidamia inscriptum Sphingidae, Lettered Sphinx Moth, ventral - Deidamia inscriptum
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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 Deidamia
Pronunciation
dee-uh-DAY-mee-uh
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1859 by Brackenridge Clemens
Explanation of Names
Deidamia is the Latin spelling of Greek Deidameia (Δηιδαμεια): in Greek mythology, the wife of Achilles and daughter of King Lycomedes
Numbers
1 species in North America (nearctica.com)
Size
wingspan 42-70 mm
Range
Texas to northern Florida, north to New Hampshire, west through southern Quebec & Ontario to North Dakota
Season
adults fly from February to May in the south, and from April to June in the north
Food
larvae feed on Virginia Creeper, Wild Grape, and Pepper-Vine
Life Cycle
one generation per year
Internet References
live adult and larva images of D. inscripta, plus other info (Bill Oehlke)