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Species Smerinthus astarte - Hodges#7822.2

Smerinthus saliceti 7823 - Smerinthus astarte Sphinx Moth - Smerinthus astarte Smerinthus cerisyi? - Smerinthus astarte One-eyed Sphinx - Smerinthus astarte Sphinx - Smerinthus astarte Smerinthus saliceti - Smerinthus astarte Arizona Moth - Smerinthus astarte Smerinthus astarte
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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 Smerinthinae
Tribe Smerinthini
Genus Smerinthus
Species astarte (Smerinthus astarte - Hodges#7822.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Smerinthus astarte Strecker, 1885
Explanation of Names
Smerinthus astarte Strecker, 1885, formerly a synonym of Smerinthus cerisyi, is raised to a full species status by Kitching et al. 2018, Biodiversity Data Journal, 6: e22236.
ID, MT, WY, UT, CO, AZ, NM, Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory, accessed on 11/22/2019. BOLD includes a specimen from British Columbia.
Syntypes: Colorado, near Denver.
See Also
Smerinthus cerisyi has hindwing upperside with the black mark in the centre of the blue area of the eyespot circular or diamond shaped whereas in Smerinthus astarte the blue spot is divided by a downwardly angulate band that touches the lateral, black borders, Kitching (2019).
Print References
Kitching, I.J., 2019. Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory, species page, accessed on 11/22/2019.