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Superfamily Bombycoidea - Silkworm, Sphinx, and Royal Moths

Caterpillar found in Chaco Canyon, NM - Hyles lineata Terloo Sphinx larva - Proserpinus terlooii Walnut sphinx pupae - Amorpha juglandis Pluto Sphinx moth caterpillar - Xylophanes pluto Cecropia late 5th instar, spinning - Hyalophora cecropia Imperial Caterpillar - Eacles imperialis Sphinx caterpillar - but which one? big moth cocoon - Hyalophora cecropia
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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)
Print References
Kitching et al. 2018. A global checklist of the Bombycoidea (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Biodiversity Data Journal, 6: e22236. (1)
Packard, A.S. 1895. Bombycine moths of America north of Mexico, including their transformations and origin of the larval markings and armature. Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences 7: 5-390
Works Cited
1.A global checklist of the Bombycoidea (Insecta: Lepidoptera)
Kitching, I., R. Rougerie, A. Zwick, C. Hamilton, R. St Laurent, S. Naumann, L. Ballesteros Mejia, A. Kawahara. 2018. Biodiversity Data Journal, 6: e22236.