Kingdom: Animalia

CLHS Photo
CLHS Photo

Common Name:

White-Lined Sphinx Moth

Scientific Name: Hyles lineata

Division: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Hyles
Species: H. lineata

Natural Range
The White-Lined Sphinx Moth is found in some parts of Canada, Central America and places in between. This species of moth lives mainly in deserts. To see a range map of this species, click here.

Interesting Facts

The White-Lined Sphinx moth is sometimes called the Hummingbird Moth and is sometimes mistaken for a hummingbird. This moth is the largest flying insect in the desert.

Butterflies and Moths - Pictures, information, and interesting facts about the White-Lined Sphinx Moth.
Wikipedia - Images and description of White-Lined Sphinx Moth.

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