Dolba

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Pawpaw sphinx
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Scientific classification
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Dolba

Walker, 1856
Species:
D. hyloeus
Binomial name
Dolba hyloeus
(Drury, 1773)[1]
Synonyms
  • Sphinx hyloeus Drury, 1773
  • Sphinx prini J. E. Smith, 1797
  • Dolba schausi Clark, 1917
  • Dolba hyloeus floridensis Clark, 1919

Dolba is a monotypic moth genus in the family Sphingidae erected by Francis Walker in 1856. Its only species, Dolba hyloeus, the pawpaw sphinx, was first described by Dru Drury in 1773. It ranges throughout the eastern United States from Maine south to Florida, and west to Wisconsin, eastern Oklahoma, and southern Texas.

The wingspan is 50–68 mm.[2]

Larvae of this species feed on pawpaw, as well as deciduous hollies such as inkberry and winterberry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Retrieved 2011-11-01.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Silkmoths.bizland.com. Archived from the original on 2015-04-28. Retrieved 2011-11-01.

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