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Sphingidae
890140.007821Smerinthus jamaicensis (Drury, 1773) – Twin-spotted Sphinx Moth

Nolie Schneider
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Sphinx jamaicensis Drury, 1773
Smerinthus clarkii Franck, 1913
Smerinthus flavitincta Nixon, 1912
Smerinthus gamma Cockerell, 1925
Smerinthus geminatus Say, 1824
Calasymbolus tripartitus Grote, 1886
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Hodges, R. W., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21:p. 79; pl. 6.11, 15-16. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 39.3m; p. 243. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Smerinthus jamaicensis
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 116; pl. 11.5.
Smerinthus jamaicensis
Janice Stiefel
Smerinthus jamaicensis
Tim Dyson
Smerinthus jamaicensis
Tim Dyson
Smerinthus jamaicensis
Nolie Schneider
Smerinthus jamaicensis
Nolie Schneider
Smerinthus jamaicensis
Nolie Schneider
Smerinthus jamaicensis
Carol Wolf
Smerinthus jamaicensis
Ken Childs
Smerinthus jamaicensis
60mm – Jim Vargo
Smerinthus jamaicensis
60mm – Jim Vargo
Smerinthus jamaicensis
Howell Curtis

Smerinthus jamaicensis
Jason Dombroskie

Smerinthus jamaicensis
Canadian National Collection LG

Smerinthus jamaicensis
Anthony W. Thomas

Smerinthus jamaicensis
Anthony W. Thomas

Smerinthus jamaicensis
Janice Stiefel
5th instar - 17 days

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