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890142.107822.2Smerinthus astarte Strecker, 1885
Distribution Data for Smerinthus astarte
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Distribution: ID, MT, WY, UT, CO, AZ, NM, Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory, accessed on 11/22/2019.
Syntypes: Colorado, near Denver.
Similar Species:
  • 7822 Smerinthus cerisyi has hindwing upperside with the black mark in the centre of the blue area of the eyespot circular or diamond shaped whereas in Smerinthus astarte the blue spot is divided by a downwardly angulate band that touches the lateral, black borders, Kitching (2019).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Smerinthus astarte Strecker, 1885, formerly a synonym of 7822 Smerinthus cerisyi, is raised to a full species status by Kitching et al. 2018, Biodiversity Data Journal, 6: e22236.
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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.
  • Kitching, I.J., 2019. Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory, species page, accessed on 11/22/2019.
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