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Manduca quinquemaculata - Five-spotted Hawk Moth  - Manduca quinquemaculatus

Manduca quinquemaculata - Five-spotted Hawk Moth - Manduca quinquemaculatus
Long Lips Farm, Miami County, Kansas, USA
August 21, 2010
On Datura...a definte "must have" flower for hawkmoths!
Appears to be first submission for Miami County, KS on bugguide

yes, Manduca quinquemaculata - Hodges #7776
Moved from ID Request.

Information on these moths can be found in the guide here, and a map of the photos submitted for this species can be found here. We do have photos in the guide from Kansas for October.
Thanks

 
Thanks
I did note on the guide page:

"Food

Adults fly at dusk, perhaps take nectar?"

Can this be updated since the adults do take nectar.

Thanks!

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