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Species Proserpinus vega - Proserpinus vega - Hodges#7878

black and white cat - Proserpinus vega Proserpinus vega Proserpinus vega
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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 Macroglossinae
Tribe Macroglossini
Genus Proserpinus
Species vega (Proserpinus vega - Hodges#7878)
Hodges Number
7878
Size
Wingspan 6.1-6.7 cm
Identification
Dark green basal patch at base of forewings distinguishes this species from similar sympatric species Proserpinus terlooii.
Range
Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas (south into Mexico).
Season
Adults can be found in August
Food
Larvae likely feed on Onagraceae: including Epilobium, Gaura, and Oenothera.
Remarks
Not commonly reported.
Print References
(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Hawk Moths of North America, A Natural History Study of the Sphingidae of the United States and Canada.
James P Tuttle. 2007. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation Inc.