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Genus Syssphinx

Recently hatched larva - Syssphinx hubbardi Syssphinx bicolor - Honey Locust Moth - Hodges#7709 - Syssphinx bicolor Honey Locust Moth - Hodges#7709 - Syssphinx bicolor Saturniidae - Syssphinx bisecta Moth to blacklight - Syssphinx bicolor caterpillar, green, purple stripe - Syssphinx Skewered caterpillar - Syssphinx Moth - Syssphinx bicolor
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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 Saturniidae (Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths)
Subfamily Ceratocampinae (Royal Moths)
Genus Syssphinx
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
North American species formerly placed in Sphingicampa (1), but current taxonomy treats Sphingicampa as a synonym of Syssphinx (Kitching and Rougerie et al. 2018).
Eight species occur in America north of Mexico.
Syssphinx bicolor
S. heiligbrodti
S. hubbardi
S. bisecta
S. blanchardi
S. montana
S. albolineata
S. raspa
e US to AZ (BG data)
Works Cited
1.The Wild Silk Moths of North America: A Natural History of the Saturniidae of the United States and Canada
Paul M. Tuskes, James P. Tuttle, Michael M. Collins. 1996. Cornell University Press.