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Species Lintneria smithi - Smith's Sphinx - Hodges#7799.1

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 Sphinginae
Tribe Sphingini
Genus Lintneria
Species smithi (Smith's Sphinx - Hodges#7799.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lintneria smithi (Cadiou, 1998)
Sphinx smithi Cadiou, 1998
Phylogenetic Sequence # 890133
south-western (AZ, NM, northern Mexico) (1)(2)
See Also
Some member of other genera in this tribe are very similar, such as Paratrea and Sphinx.
The distribution range for this species may overlap with the following two species:
This species is very similar to the Istar Sphinx, Lintneria istar.
Check the comparison image from Bruce Walsh's website here.

To eliminate Lintneria separatus look for the (missing) two orange spots behind the head.