Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lintneria istar (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)
(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.
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
Adults fly from early March to October in Texas.
Larvae feed on Salvia spp.
Adults probably feed on flower nectar.
and S. smithi
forewings lack blackish band running from base to middle of outer margin (compare images of separata
by Bruce Walsh)
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
and pinned adult image
(Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)