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890138.00 – 7818   Protambulyx strigilis (Linnaeus, 1771)
             Streaked Sphinx

Carol Wolf
Genitalia: See Eitschberger (2016).
Similar Species:
  • Protambulyx carteri Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 is separated only by genitalia. Identification based on phenotypes may not be reliable.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Sphinx strigilis Linnaeus, 1771
Protambulyx mariesophieae Eitschberger, 2015
Protambulyx portoricensis Clark, 1931
Ambulyx rubripennis Butler, 1876
Protambulyx turarem Lichy, 1943
Taxonomic Notes: Protambulyx strigilis (Linnaeus, 1771) includes as a synonym Protambulyx mariesophieae Eitschberger, 2015 in Kitching et al. (2018).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Covell Field Guide p.36; Pl. (not illustrated).
  • Eitschberger, U., 2015. Die Gattung Protambulyx Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 mit der Beschreibung von zwei neuen Arten (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). Neue Entomologische Nachrichten, 70: 153-187.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21:p. 78; pl. 6.10, 12. order or free PDF
  • 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 Bill Oehlke's moth website - Protambulyx strigilis
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 112; pl. 10.1, 6, 8.
  • Wagner, D. L., (2005). Caterpillars of Eastern North America, p. 255.
Protambulyx strigilis
Bob Patterson
Protambulyx strigilis
Scott Nelson
Protambulyx strigilis
Carol Wolf
Protambulyx strigilis
Carol Wolf
Protambulyx strigilis
Rayner Nez
Protambulyx strigilis
92mm – Archbold Biological Station
Protambulyx strigilis
100mm – Jim Vargo
Protambulyx strigilis
100mm – Jim Vargo

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