Attributes of Lintneria istar

Istar sphinx
Lintneria istar (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Forewing is dark gray with brown tinges, a series of narrow dashes running from the tip to the cell spots, and a wide black band running from the middle of the outer margin to the base of the wing. Hindwing is black with 2 white bands.
Wing Span: 4 - 4 1/2 inches (10.2 - 11.4 cm).
Life History: Fully-grown caterpillars pupate in underground burrows.
Flight: . At least from July-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Probably flower nectar.
Habitat: Mountains and pine-oak woodland.
Range: Southern Arizona east to South Texas and south to Guatemala.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes: Formerly in the genus Sphinx, as Spinx istar.

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September 17, 2013 Klaatuu Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States April 30, 2014 Details
October 05, 2013 ssoto Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States April 30, 2014 Details
May 05, 2010 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States September 24, 2013 Details
April 02, 2013 JimConrad Texas, United States, Uvalde County April 03, 2013 Details
April 07, 1972 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States November 18, 2012 Details
July 28, 2008 legacy.reporter (Maury  J. Heiman III) Texas, Medina County, United States May 18, 2009 Details
August 03, 2005 legacy.reporter (Kelly Richers & Ken Bliss) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
August 04, 1989 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 30, 1983 legacy.reporter (James P. Tuttle) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 30, 1972 legacy.reporter (Jean M. Cadiou) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Greenlee County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chihuahua, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nuevo Leon, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Grant County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bexar County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brewster County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Culberson County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Kerr County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, San Patricio County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Terrell County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Uvalde County December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Val Verde County December 31, 2004 Details