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890150.00 – 7830   Pseudosphinx tetrio (Linnaeus, 1771)
             Tetrio Sphinx

Aaron Cavosie
Distribution: Found in southern Texas and Florida. Records from north of these areas represent unusual strays.
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Sphinx tetrio Linnaeus, 1771
Pseudosphinx albina Gehlen, 1941
Sphinx asdrubal Poey, 1832
Sphinx hasdrubal Cramer, 1779
Pseudosphinx lucia Moosburg, 1996
Pseudosphinx obscura Butler, 1877
Sphinx plumieriae Fabricius, 1793
Pseudosphinx suelii Moosburg, 1996
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Factsheet at Florida Featured Creatures.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21:p. 95; pl. 9.2. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Pseudosphinx tetrio
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 129; pl. 5.11-12.
Pseudosphinx tetrio
Mark de Silva
Pseudosphinx tetrio
Alan Chin-Lee
Pseudosphinx tetrio
– Rene Lahousse
Pseudosphinx tetrio
– Rene Lahousse
Pseudosphinx tetrio
- [05-SRNP-19528] – Janzen & Hallwachs
Pseudosphinx tetrio
- [05-SRNP-19533] – Janzen & Hallwachs
Pseudosphinx tetrio
LG – Debbie Matthews
Pseudosphinx tetrio
LG – Jim Troubridge
Pseudosphinx tetrio
Alan Chin-Lee
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