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Species Syssphinx montana - Hodges#7713.1

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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
Species montana (Syssphinx montana - Hodges#7713.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sphingicampa montana (Packard, 1905)
Syssphinx montana (Packard, 1905)
Adelocephala montana Packard, 1905
There are eight species of the genus Sphingicampa in America north of Mexico.
Forewing length 28-39 mm.(1)
Males smaller.

              ♂                             ♀
Mexico and extreme southern United States.
Lectotype male from St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida.
The main flight period is July to September.
The larval host is Mimosa dysocarpa (velvetpod mimosa) (Mimosaceae). (1)
Print References
Ferguson, D.C., 1971. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.2a: p. 50; pl. 4.14-17.(2)
Packard, 1914. Mem. Natl. Acad. Sci. 12.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. plate 36, fig. 10; p. 237. (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.MONA - Saturniidae
D.C. Ferguson. 1971. E.W. Classey & R.D.B. Publications Inc.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group