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Species Eumorpha typhon - Typhon Sphinx - Hodges#7863

Large Caterpillar on wild Grapes - Eumorpha typhon Achemon Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha typhon Achemon Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha typhon Big Sphingidae - Eumorpha typhon Vapour light - Eumorpha typhon Black light  - Eumorpha typhon Sphingidae - Eumorpha typhon Typhon Sphinx Moth final instar caterpillar - Eumorpha typhon
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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 Eumorpha
Species typhon (Typhon Sphinx - Hodges#7863)
Hodges Number
7863
Pronunciation
you-MOR-fuh TYE-fun
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eumorpha typhon (Klug)
Orig. Comb: Sphinx typhon Klug 1836
Explanation of Names
Probably from Typhon (Greek τυφων), the Father of All Monsters in Greek mythology(including the Sphinx)
Size
Wingspan: 5.7 - 6.4 cm
Range
AZ to C. Amer. (MPG)
Season
On the wing from June-August in Southern Arizona
Food
Larvae feed on Grape - Vitis spp. (Vitaceae)
Life Cycle
Larvae occur in both green and dark brown form. They pupate in shallow soil.