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890024 – 7709   Syssphinx bicolor (Harris, 1841)
             Honey Locust Moth

© M. Van Den Broeke
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Synonymy: Dryocampa bicolor Harris, 1841
Sphingicampa distigma Walsh, 1864
Adelocephala immaculata Jewett, 1882
Sphingicampa suprema Neumögen, 1885
Taxonomic Notes: Syssphinx bicolor (Harris, 1841) was formerly placed in the genus Sphingicampa, Biodiversity Data Journal, 6: e22236.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Ferguson, D. C., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.2a: p. 38; pl. 3.5-13, 17-18. order or free PDF
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Kitching, I., R. Rougerie, A. Zwick, C. Hamilton, R. St Laurent, S. Naumann, L. Ballesteros Mejia, A. Kawahara, 2018. A global checklist of the Bombycoidea (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Biodiversity Data Journal, 6: e22236.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Syssphinx bicolor
© Will Chatfield-Taylor
Syssphinx bicolor
© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Syssphinx bicolor
© Mark Dreiling
Syssphinx bicolor
50mm – © Jim Vargo
Syssphinx bicolor
50mm – © Jim Vargo
Syssphinx bicolor
© George Smiley LG
on Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

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