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890138.1 – 7819   Protambulyx carteri Rothschild & Jordan, 1903
             Carter's sphinx
Distribution Data for Protambulyx carteri
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Distribution: USA: Florida.
Holotype: Nassau, Bahamas.
Genitalia: See Eitschberger (2016).
Similar Species:
  • Sphinx strigilis Linnaeus, 1771 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.)
Taxonomic Notes: Protambulyx carteri Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, formerly treated as a synonym of Protambulyx strigilis (Linnaeus, 1771) in Tuttle (2007), was implicitly reinstated as a species by Heppner, 2008, Lepid. Novae 1: 90 and subsequently treated as a full species in Eitschberger (2015) and Kitching et al. (2018).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Eitschberger, U., 2015. Die Gattung Protambulyx Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 mit der Beschreibung von zwei neuen Arten (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). Neue Entomologische Nachrichten, 70: 153-187.
  • 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 carteri
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