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Species Lintneria separatus - Hodges#7798

Caterpillar that was found in a plant purchased from nursery - Lintneria separatus Caterpillar that was found in a plant purchased from nursery - Lintneria separatus
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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 Lintneria
Species separatus (Lintneria separatus - Hodges#7798)
Hodges Number
7798
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lintneria separatus (Neumoegen, 1885)
Sphinx separatus Neumoegen, 1885
Identification
FW upperside with prominent; transverse wavy lines; lacking the pale area with dark distal band that runs from the base to outer margin behind the apex in Lintneria istar.
Season
Adults probably fly as a single brood from late June to early August.
Food
Larval hosts are mints (Salvia). (1)
See Also
compare with L. istar which lacks two orange spots behind the head.
Print References
Neumögen, B. 1885. Descriptions of new Lepidoptera. Entomologica Americana. 1: 92