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Clark's sphinx
Proserpinus clarkiae

Clark's sphinx
Clark's sphinx

Type of Insect: moth
Size: 1 to1-1/4 inches
Overall Color: greenish, gray, yellow, black
Larval Foods: a variety of plants, especially those in the evening primrose family
Adult Foods: flower nectar
Larval Type: caterpillar
status: common
Description: medium-sized moths seen visiting flowers at dusk, mostly grayish with yellow or orangish and black bands on the hindwings

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies,moths)
Family: 14 Sphingidae
SubFamily: 08 Macroglossinae
Genus: Proserpinus
Species: clarkiae

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