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Genus Amorpha

Amorpha juglandis - male Walnut Sphinx - Amorpha juglandis - male Moth - Amorpha juglandis - male sphinx? - Amorpha juglandis - male Sphinx Moth - Amorpha juglandis - female walnut sphinx moth? - Amorpha juglandis Amorpha juglandis - Walnut Sphinx - Hodges#7827 - Amorpha juglandis Amorpha juglandis freshly eclosed with pupal shell - Amorpha juglandis
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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 Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Subfamily Smerinthinae
Tribe Smerinthini
Genus Amorpha
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Amorpha Hübner, 1809. Taxonomic notes:
formerly Cressonia - see Remarks section below
1 species in North America, listed as Amorpha juglandis at All-Leps, and as Laothoe juglandis at
The type species of Amorpha Hubner, 1809 is juglandis; the species was originally placed in the genus Sphinx.

The type species of Laothoe is populi, an Old World species originally placed in the genus Sphinx. Laothoe is an Old World genus that apparently does not occur in North America. (the "Amorpha" referred to in the previous two links was Hubner's rejected name for the Old World Sphinx populi in 1806, not Hubner's accepted name for the North American Sphinx juglandis in 1809).

The listing of a "Laothoe juglandis" on many web sites is presumably an error, as the species juglandis has never been formally placed in the genus Laothoe, according to the synonym history shown at FUNET.
Internet References
pinned adult image of A. juglandis (CBIF)
classification of Cressonia as a junior synonym of Amorpha Hubner, 1809 (Butterflies and Moths of the World)