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Species Syssphinx raspa - Hodges#7714.1

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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 Saturniidae (Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths)
Subfamily Ceratocampinae (Royal Moths)
Genus Syssphinx
Species raspa (Syssphinx raspa - Hodges#7714.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sphingicampa raspa (Boisduval, 1872)
Adelocephala raspa Boisduval, 1872
* phylogenetic sequence #224450
Forewing length 2.6-3-31 cm. (1)
sw US (AZ-w.TX) / Mex. - Map (MPG),(1)
Larval host is Prarie Acacia, Acacia angustissima. (2), (1)
Life Cycle
Adults fly late at night or early morning. (1)
Print References
Boisduval, 1872. Annales de la Société entomologique de Belgique 15: 93
Ferguson, D.C. 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.2a: p. 55; pl. 4.19-20
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Moths of Southeast Arizona