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Genus Lapara

Lapara bombycoides? - Lapara bombycoides 7816 Southern Pine Sphinx - Lapara coniferarum Lapara coniferarum  - #7816 - Lapara coniferarum Lapara bombycoides (Northern Pine Sphinx) #7817 - Lapara bombycoides Larva - Lapara bombycoides Unknown moth - Lapara bombycoides Northern Pine Sphinx - Lapara bombycoides Sphinx Moth - Lapara bombycoides
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 Lapara
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lapara Walker, 1856
Explanation of Names
Lapar- (laparo) is Greek, meaning "loins, flank" or "loose" (Internet searches) (1).
Numbers lists three species in genus for North America.
Print References
Borror, entry for lapar (1)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.