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890210 – 7889   Xylophanes falco (Walker, 1856)
             Falcon Sphinx

© Charles Melton
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Chaerocampa falco Walker, 1856
Chaerocampa fugax Boisduval, 1870
Choerocampa mexicana Erschoff, 1877
Chaerocampa talco Möschler, 1880
  • 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. 150; pl. 13.20. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 41.16m; p. 246. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Xylophanes falco
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 205; pl. 2.1.
Xylophanes falco
© Robyn Waayers
Xylophanes falco
75mm – © Jim Vargo
Xylophanes falco
© Arlene Ripley

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