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Species Lintneria istar - Istar Sphinx - Hodges#7799

Possibly Smith's Sphinx Moth Larva - Lintneria istar Istar Sphinx - Hodges # 7799 - Lintneria istar Ceratomia(?) id request - Lintneria istar Ceratomia(?) id request - Lintneria istar caterpillar - Lintneria istar Istar Sphnix - Lintneria istar Lintneria istar Lintneria istar? - Lintneria istar
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Classification
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
7799
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lintneria istar (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)
Sphinx istar (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903) (1)
Hyloicus istar Rothschild & Jordan, 1903
Phylogenetic sequence # 226975
Numbers
There are 5 species of the genus Lintneria in America north of Mexico, and 21 species world wide.
Size
Wingspan 102-114 mm.
Identification
Adult: forewing gray with brown tint and blackish band running from base to middle of outer margin; hindwing black with two white bands.
Range
southern Arizona to southern Texas, south to Guatemala
Habitat
pine/oak woodlands
Season
Adults fly from early March to October in Texas.
Food
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)