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Species Sphinx drupiferarum - Wild Cherry Sphinx - Hodges#7812

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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 drupiferarum (Wild Cherry Sphinx - Hodges#7812)
Hodges Number
7812
Explanation of Names
Scientific Latin for "of drupe-bearers" (drupe is the botanical term for the kind of fleshy fruit with a pit that cherries, plums and peaches- among others- are known for. In Roman times "drupa" referred specifically to olives).
Range
All across Canada, south in East to Georgia and north Texas.
Food
Larvae feed mostly on leaves of apple, cherry, peach and plum.
Life Cycle
Larva; adult
Print References
Wagner, D.L. 2005. Caterpillars of Eastern North America. Princeton University Press. (1)
Works Cited
1.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.