Updated as per Hawkmoths of the World, 2000, Kitching and Cadiou (Sphinx to Lintneria); April 2009
Updated as per CATE; April 2009
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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In his The Hawk Moths of North America, 2007, James P. Tuttle has assigned all the Sphinx genus species from Mexico south throughout South American to Lintneria, Butler, 1876, based on consistent differences in wing characters and significant larval differences.
"Most similar to Lintneria lugens, but brighter, forewing upperside with distinct black longitudinal lines, discal spot single, elongate, but not subdivided; hindwing upperside with pale bands broader, but more diffuse, the distal one more acutely sinuate towards the hind margin." CATE
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