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Genus Xylophanes

Sphinx - Xylophanes tersa Tersa Sphinx Moth - caterpillar - Xylophanes tersa Pluto Sphinx moth - Xylophanes pluto Wood Grain Moth - Xylophanes tersa look at that mouth!  - Xylophanes pluto Xylophanes Pluto - Xylophanes pluto Tersa sphinx - Xylophanes tersa Found this beautiful moth on the back porch this morning (9/6/17) in Aledo, TX- 10 miles west of Fort Worth. A cool morning. - Xylophanes tersa
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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 Macroglossinae
Tribe Macroglossini
Genus Xylophanes
Explanation of Names
Xylophanes Hubner 1819
From Greek xylo, wood, plus -phanes. Possibly from Phanes, the Greek primordial sun god. (Based on Internet searches.)
Numbers lists 5 spp.
e. US to AZ (BG data)