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Species Protambulyx carteri - Carter's sphinx - Hodges#7819

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 Smerinthinae
Tribe Smerinthini
Genus Protambulyx
Species carteri (Carter's sphinx - Hodges#7819)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Now considered a form of Protambulyx strigilis *J. P. Tuttle, 2007
First described in 1903 by Walter Rothschild and Karl Jordan as Protambulyx carteri
Explanation of Names
Named after Sir Gilbert Carter, governor of the Bahamas and an avid amateur lepidopterist, who captured the type specimen at Nassau.
New World tropics, extending into southern Florida from the West Indies
The larvae feed on plants in the Cashew Family, Anacardiaceae, including on Brazilian Pepper, Schinus terebinthifolius
Print References
Rothschild, W. & K. Jordan, 1903. A revision of the lepidopterous family Sphingidae. Novitates zoologicae. Vol. IX. Supplement, v. 2: 180.