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Species Lintneria istar - Istar Sphinx - Hodges#7799

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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 Sphinginae
Tribe Sphingini
Genus Lintneria
Species istar (Istar Sphinx - Hodges#7799)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lintneria istar (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)
Sphinx istar (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903) (1)
Hyloicus istar Rothschild & Jordan, 1903
Phylogenetic sequence # 226975
There are 5 species of the genus Lintneria in America north of Mexico, and 21 species world wide.
Wingspan 102-114 mm.
Adult: forewing gray with brown tint and blackish band running from base to middle of outer margin; hindwing black with two white bands.
southern Arizona to southern Texas, south to Guatemala
pine/oak woodlands
Adults fly from early March to October in Texas.
Larvae feed on Salvia spp.
Adults probably feed on flower nectar.
See Also
Sphinx separata and S. smithi forewings lack blackish band running from base to middle of outer margin (compare images of separata and smithi by Bruce Walsh)
Print References
Hodges, R.W., 1971. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21:p. 57; pl. 3.8. (2)
Tuttle, J.P., 2007. The Hawk Moths of North America, A Natural History Study of the Sphingidae of the United States and Canada. (1)