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For the United States & Canada

Genus Syssphinx

Sphingicampa (Syssphinx) heiligbrodti (Harvey) - Syssphinx heiligbrodti Green Horned Caterpillar - Syssphinx bicolor Sphingicampa bicolor - Hodges #7709 - Syssphinx bicolor Moth, lateral - Syssphinx hubbardi Honey Locust Moth - Syssphinx bicolor moth sp - Syssphinx bicolor Caterpillar on sweet acacia tree - Syssphinx Syssphinx montana? - Syssphinx montana
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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 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).
Numbers
Eight species occur in America north of Mexico.
Syssphinx bicolor
S. heiligbrodti
S. hubbardi
S. bisecta
S. blanchardi
S. montana
S. albolineata
S. raspa
Range
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.