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Rustic Sphinx? - Manduca rustica

Rustic Sphinx? - Manduca rustica
Atco, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
July 17, 2011
Size: 30mm?
Not great image... Found eating lilac leaf
Manduca rustica?

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Rustic Sphinx? - Manduca rustica Rustic Sphinx? - Manduca rustica

Moved
Moved from Sphinx Moths.

try to
rear it out if you can find it again..:-)

Interesting...
This certainly looks like Manduca rustica, but they are not known to breed north of Delaware. M. rustica would be found in NJ as a stray, not as a breeding resident. However, this appears to be M. rustica and this sighting could represent a range extension.

I'm going to ask Bill Oehlke's opinion on this one.

Also, I was unaware that M. rustica fed on lilac, it does feed on related plants.

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