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Species Sphinx sequoiae - Hodges#7814

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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 Sphinx
Species sequoiae (Sphinx sequoiae - Hodges#7814)
Hodges Number
7814
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sphinx sequoiae Boisduval, 1868
Numbers
There are sixteen species of the genus Sphinx in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Size
Forewing length 22-32 mm. (3)
Sphinx dollii is the only smaller species of the genus. (4)
Identification
Description at Pacific Northwest Moths

Range
Northern Baja California to southeastern Arizona, Utah and Oregon.
Season
Adults fly May to August(3)
Food
Powell & Opler (2009) listed several larval host plants. (3)
Juniperus californica Carrière (California juniper).
Juniperus osteosperma (Torr.) Little (Utah juniper).
Calocedrus decurrens (Torr.) Florin (Incense cedar).
Print References
Hodges, R.W. 1971. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21 Sphingidae. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation Inc. p. 72; pl. 6.1.(5)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 40, fig. 2; p. 243. (3)
Tuttle, J.P. 2007. The Hawk Moths of North America. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation Inc. p. 92; pl. 7.2. (2)