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8901227811Sphinx luscitiosa – Clemens' Sphinx Moth – Clemens, 1859
Distribution Data for Sphinx luscitiosa
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Distribution: Uncommon to rare. Found in Canada from Nova Scotia to Alberta, and in the Yukon. In the US, it is found south to New Jersey, Illinois and Utah.
Seasonality
and Size:
One brood, flight period in June and July. Wingspan 57 - 78 mm.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Foodplants include poplar, willow and birch. Green hornworm with 7 pairs of oblique lateral lines similar to S. gordius except that the horn has a black lateral line.
Description/
Field Marks:
  • Forewing yellowish gray in males, pale gray with yellow tint in females.
  • Dark border on outer margin widens towards inner margin.
  • Hindwing deep yellow in males, pale yellow in females: both sexes have a wide black border.
References
Data compiled and contributed by Nolie Schneider from references cited.

Sphinx luscitiosa
Nelson Poirier
Sphinx luscitiosa
Nelson Poirier
Sphinx luscitiosa
Robin McLeod
Sphinx luscitiosa
70mm – Jim Vargo
Sphinx luscitiosa
Canadian National Collection LG


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