|Common name: Western poplar sphinx.
Hodges #: 7829.
Identification: Rfw 64.8 mm, outer margin crenulate, transverse
shades of two colors, brown and gray, fw with irregular pale
triangle from tornus. Hw scarlet, pink, or red. Pro-tibia
with setae fused to form apical 'claw.'
Similar species: 7822,
Distribution: western U. S. eastward onto the Great Plains.
Hosts: Larvae feed on Populus-- poplar, cottonwood and
Note: The moth occurs in two color morphs, that shown at right
and a darker form similar to 7828.
AZ Cochise Co., nr Portal. American
Museum field station. 16- VII- 1985. UV lt. G. Fauske.