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Species Manduca jasminearum - Ash Sphinx - Hodges#7783

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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Manduca jasminearum (Guérin, [1831])
Sphinx jasminearum Guérin, [1831]
* phylogenetic sequence #226600
Wingspan 84-105 mm.
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.
Eastern United States: Connecticut to Florida, west to Missouri and Mississippi.
Adults fly May-September in two broods.
Larvae feed on leaves of ash (Fraxinus spp.).
Adults feed on flower nectar.
Life Cycle
Two generations per year.
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
USDA Invasive and Exotic Species site (this is not an exotic species)
pinned adult image and photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
7 pinned adult images and collection site map showing presence in Tennessee and Florida (All-Leps)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.