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Genus Xylophanes

Xylophanes tersa Xylophanes tersa Tersa sphinx, Xylophanes tersa - Xylophanes tersa Tersa Sphinx Moth - Hodges #7890 - Xylophanes tersa Tersa Sphinx - Hodges #7890 - Xylophanes tersa Caterpillar - Xylophanes tersa Xylophanes falco Elephant hawkmoth caterpillar? - Xylophanes tersa
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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 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
Nearctica.com lists 5 spp.
Range
e. US to AZ (BG data)