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Species Manduca jasminearum - Ash Sphinx - Hodges#7783

Great Ash Sphinx Larva - Manduca jasminearum unknown sphinx moth - Manduca jasminearum Ash Sphinx - Manduca jasminearum Manduca jasminearum Last instar larva - Manduca jasminearum Manduca jasminearum Manduca jasminearum  - Manduca jasminearum Sphingidae - Manduca jasminearum
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Bombycoidea (Silkworm, Sphinx, and Royal Moths)
Family Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Subfamily Sphinginae
Tribe Sphingini
Genus Manduca
Species jasminearum (Ash Sphinx - Hodges#7783)
Hodges Number
7783
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Manduca jasminearum (Guérin, [1831])
Sphinx jasminearum Guérin, [1831]
* phylogenetic sequence #226600
Size
Wingspan 84-105 mm.
Identification
Adult - forewing gray to grayish-brown with black line (sometimes broken) running from middle of costa to middle of outer margin; yellowish-brown spot near middle of wing; hindwing mostly black, with pale gray shading extending from anal angle a short distance along inner and outer margins.
Range
Eastern United States: Connecticut to Florida, west to Missouri and Mississippi.
Season
Adults fly May-September in two broods.
Food
Larvae feed on leaves of ash (Fraxinus spp.).
Adults feed on flower nectar.
Life Cycle
Two generations per year.
Larva; adult
Print References
Covell, C.V. 1984. Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America. Houghton Mifflin Company. p.32, pl.4.1 (1)
Internet References
pinned adult image and photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
Sphingidae of the United States of America (Teá Kesting-Handly and Stephen Kloiber)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.