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Species Ceratomia sonorensis - Sonoran Sphinx - Hodges#7788

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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 Sphinginae
Tribe Sphingini
Genus Ceratomia
Species sonorensis (Sonoran Sphinx - Hodges#7788)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Sonora Sphinx Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ceratomia sonorensis Hodges, 1971
Wingspan is 84–89 mm.
Type location: Madera Canyon, 4880', Santa Rita Mountains, Santa Cruz County, Arizona.
Larvae feed on ash (Fraxinus).
See Also
Compare with Manduca florestan. C. sonorensis is smaller and some specimens will have the dark streaks on the forewing, although generally less pronounced. Also, M. florestan has greenish cast to the thorax. (1), (2)
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