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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
copyright C. Odenkirk
Prescott, Arizona is the specimen type locality.
It is very rarely found and is threatened due to habitat destruction.
The upperside of the forewing is pale blue-gray to dark gray with a black dash reaching the wing tip and a white stripe along the lower outer margin. The upperside of the hindwing is black with two diffuse white bands, the upper one being practically non-existent.
Sphinx libocedrus, Copper Canyon, Cochise County, Arizona,
July 26, 20081, courtesy of Derek Bridgehouse.
Sphinx libocedrus, Elephant Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Brewster County, Texas
April 23, 2011, courtesy of Bill Dempwolf,
id by Bill Oehlke.
Michael Van Buskirk reports a larva (beautiful image) find on Forestiera angustifolia, Elbow Bush-Oleaceae, on October 29, 2005, in Starr County, Texas.
The larval images below are courtesy of Bruce Walsh.
Sphinx libocedrus pupa, courtesy of Mike van Buskirk.
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