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Species Lintneria eremitoides - Sage Sphinx - Hodges#7797

Liniera istar, Istar Sphinx, Hodges 7799 - Lintneria eremitoides Liniera istar, Istar Sphinx, Hodges 7799 - Lintneria eremitoides Liniera istar, Istar Sphinx, Hodges 7799 - Lintneria eremitoides Hodges #7799 – Lintneria istar – Istar Sphinx Moth ? - Lintneria eremitoides Hodges #7799 – Lintneria istar – Istar Sphinx Moth ? - Lintneria eremitoides Hodges #7787 – Ceratomia undulosa – Waved Sphinx Moth? - Lintneria eremitoides Sage Sphinx - Hodges#7797 - Lintneria eremitoides - male Sphinx caterpillar - Lintneria eremitoides
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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 eremitoides (Sage Sphinx - Hodges#7797)
Hodges Number
7797
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lintneria eremitoides (Strecker) - per MPG
Orig. Comb: Sphinx eremitoides Strecker, 1874 (still in use by BAMONA, and others)
Size
Forewing length: 32-45 mm
Identification
Lighter gray compared to other Lintneria spp., wider hindwing bands, thinner black dash on apices of forewings. Overall smaller than other sympatric Lintneria sp.

Det. Maury J. Heiman, 2013
Range
s. Great Plains, but mostly from the Edwards Plateau of c. TX - Map - MPG, BAMONA
Habitat
"rolling hill country, associated with creek banks"
Season
Flight: Two broods, from March-May and from August-September - BAMONA
Larvae: June
Food
Sage - Salvia spp. (Lamiaceae) - BAMONA
Remarks
Imperiled globally because of rarity (6 to 20 occurrences) or because of other factors demonstrably making it very vulnerable to extinction throughout its range - BAMONA
Texas Parks & Wildlife considers this to be a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (1)
See Also
Other similar sympatric species: L. separatus and L. istar
Print References
(2)
Strecker, H. 1874. Notices of some new and rare species which I shall figure at an early date. Lep. Rhopal. Het. (10): 93.
Internet References
Sphingidae of the Americas - Bill Oehlke's species page