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scientific name    Sphinx pinastri    Linnaeus

common name     Pine Hawk-Moth

habitat
The only Alberta record is for an adult collected in July.

seasonality
Pine forest.

identification
A fairly large (7.5-9.0 cm. wingspan), narrow-winged moth, smooth dark grey-brown forewings with markings confined to three short, prominent black streaks in the median area, and a smaller one near the apex. Fringe checkered.

life history
No information available.

conservation
A single historical record only. An accidental introduction. No concerns.

diet info
No Alberta data; elsewhere reported to utilize a variety of Pines (Pinus sp.).

range
Europe and Asia to Japan; occassionally in North America due to accidental introductions. There is a single old Alberta record from the Red Deer area.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=1119



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