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890168 – 7847   Aellopos tantalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
             Tantalus Sphinx
Distribution Data for Aellopos tantalus
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Synonymy: Sphinx tantalus Linnaeus, 1758
Sphinx ixion Linnaeus, 1758
Macroglossa sisyphus Burmeister, 1855
Sphinx terpunctata Goeze, 1780
Sphinx zonata Drury, 1773
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21:p. 110; pl. 10.11. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Aellopos tantalus
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 150; pl. 5.3.
Aellopos tantalus
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Aellopos tantalus
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Aellopos tantalus
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5th Instar on Randia aculeata
Aellopos tantalus
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4th Instar on Randia aculeata
Aellopos tantalus
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1st Instar on Randia aculeata

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