From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Tribe: Sphingini
Genus: Sagenosoma
Jordan, 1946
Species: S. elsa
Binomial name
Sagenosoma elsa
(Strecker, [1878])[1]
  • Dictyosoma Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 (Genus)
  • Sphinx elsa Strecker, 1878 (Species)

Sagenosoma is a genus of moths in the Sphingidae family, containing only one species, the Elsa Sphinx Moth (Sagenosoma elsa), which is known from the south-western United States (Arizona, western New Mexico, southern Utah and Colorado) and northern Mexico.

The length of the forewings is 23–38 mm. Adults are on wing from mid April to mid August, in either one or two generations.

The larvae have been recorded on Lycium pallidum.


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Retrieved 2011-11-01.