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Species Smerinthus saliceti - Hodges#7823

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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 Smerinthinae
Tribe Smerinthini
Genus Smerinthus
Species saliceti (Smerinthus saliceti - Hodges#7823)
Hodges Number
7823
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Smerinthus saliceti Boisduval, 1875
* phylogenetic sequence #227600
Explanation of Names
Saliceti is derived from Latin for "willow". Salicaceae is the family name that includes willows and cottonwoods.
Size
Forewing length 3.1-4.2 cm. (1)
Range
Southern Arizona and southern California. (1)
Food
Hosts are likely willows and cottonwoods. (1)
See Also
Smerinthus cerisyi, at least in southeastern Arizona, is usually found at higher elevations than saliceti. (1)
Print References
Hodges, R.W. 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico. Sphingoidea (Sphinginae, Macroglossinae) Fascicle 21: p.83, pl.6.18, 7.5 (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl.39.7m, p.242 (1)
Tuttle, J.P. 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: A Natural History Study of the Sphingidae of the United States and Canada. p.118, pl.11.6 (3)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 21 Sphingidae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1971. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
3.The Hawk Moths of North America, A Natural History Study of the Sphingidae of the United States and Canada.
James P Tuttle. 2007. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation Inc.