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Title:Field Guide to the Sphinx Moths of Illinois
Author(s):Bouseman, John K.; Sternburg, James G.; Wiker, James R.
Contributor(s):Nixon, Carolyn P.
Subject(s):Identification
Illinois
Lepidoptera
Moths
Pictorial works
Saturniidae
Sphingidae
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:This guide treats all species known to have been found and those likely to be found in Illinois and surrounding states. The size and sleek, streamlined shape of these moths has always piqued the curiosity of those who happen upon them. Illinois, with its great length north to south, has quite a diverse array of species. Southern Illinois, near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, draws in a number of spectacular strays from much further south, some on a regular basis as they wander up the Mississippi River Valley. Northern Illinois, with its boreal influence and marshlands surrounded by forest has species specific to Just that area. As with any facet of science, there is always more work to be done. During the writing of this book, we succeeded in documenting a large breeding population of the Cypress Sphinx in Illinois. No doubt, at some point in the future, one or both Pine Sphinx species will be found as well.
Issue Date:2010
Publisher:Champaign, Illinois :Illinois Natural History Survey,[2010]
Series/Report:Illinois Natural History Survey Manual no. 13
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/112731
ISBN:1882932064
Sponsor:University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Rights Information:Copyright, 2010, University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Made available here under a CC-By-NC license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-10
Has Version(s):https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/172213
OCLC Identifier:51540793


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