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Sphingidae
890143.007823Smerinthus saliceti Boisduval, [1875]
Distribution Data for Smerinthus saliceti
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Distribution: Possibly AZ, NM. (Kitching (2019), accessed 9/24/21, apparently treats saliceti as extralimital north of central Mexico.)
Type locality: Mexico.
Similar Species:
  • Smerinthus astarte - see taxonomic notes.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Smerinthus saliceti Boisduval, [1875]
Taxonomic Notes: Smerinthus saliceti Boisduval, 1875 may only occur in central Mexico with records from CA likely referring to 7822.1 S. ophthalmica and those from AZ and NM to 7822.2 S. astarte. The true identity of saliceti is apparently unknown and it is possible that it is conspecific with S. astarte in which case saliceti would have priority. Records from AZ and NM are treated here as astarte but both names are retained pending further study. See Kitching (2019).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: AAC2087
  • Boisduval, J.B., 1875. Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, 3: 32.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21:p. 83; pl. 6.18, 7.5. order or free PDF
  • Kitching, I.J., 2019. Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory, species page
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 39.7m; p. 242. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Smerinthus saliceti
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 118; pl. 11.6.
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