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890114 – 7805   Sphinx perelegans Edwards, 1874
             Elegant Sphinx

Edna Woodward
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Sphinx perelegans Edwards, 1874
Sphinx vancouverensis Edwards, 1874
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21:p. 58; pl. 4.9. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 40.3f; p. 244. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Sphinx perelegans
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 79; pl. 7.9.
Sphinx perelegans
Matt Sadowski
Sphinx perelegans
Jim Moore
Sphinx perelegans
100mm – Jim Vargo
Sphinx perelegans
Moria Robinson LG
Host: Arctostaphylos viscida

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