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890196 – 7874   Proserpinus gaurae (Smith, 1797)
             Proud Sphinx
Distribution Data for Proserpinus gaurae
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Synonymy: Sphinx gaurae Smith, 1797
Proserpinus circae Edwards, 1882
Proserpinus deceptiva Barnes & Benjamin, 1924
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Edwards, H., 1882. New species of Heterocera. Papilio: The organ of the New York Entomological Club, 2: 9.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21:p. 138; pl. 12.16, 13.1. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Proserpinus gaurae
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 186; pl. 3.17.
Proserpinus gaurae
Jim Wiker
Proserpinus gaurae
Jim Wiker

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