Lapara bombycoides, the Northern Pine Sphinx

Lapara bombycoides
luh-PAHR-uhmm bom-bih-KOY-dees
Northern Pine Sphinx
Walker, 1856

Lapara bombycoides, Florence, Hampshire County, Massachusetts,
June 5, 2010, courtesy of Betsy Higgins.

Lapara bombycoides, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts,
June 18, 2011, courtesy of Betsy Higgins.

I am not certain as to id of second image. It may be a worn bombycoides, but it may also be the more muted Lapara coniferarum. Both have been reported throughout Massachusetts.

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Family: Sphingidae Latreille, [1802]
Subfamily: Sphinginae Latreille [1802]
Tribe: Sphingini Latreille, [1802]
Genus: Lapara Walker, 1856
Species: bombycoides (Walker, 1856)


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