Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cautethia spuria (Boisduval, 1875)
Oenosandia spuria Boisduval, 
includes three species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan averages 35-45 mm. (3)
Hindwing is dark yellow-orange in the basal half and black on the outer half.
South Texas to South America; strays north to Oklahoma.
Moth Photographers Group has Arizona record.
Adults are most common in January; September to December in Texas. (MPG)
Larval host is Chiococca alba
Adults take flower nectar.
is commonly parasitized by Belvosia
which has been found from Florida to New York.
Boisduval, A. 1874. Histoire naturelle des insectes species général des Lépidoptères Hétérocères. Tome I. Sphingides, Sésiides, Castnides 1: 319
Hodges, R.W., 1971. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21, p. 132; pl. 10.5. (3)
Tuttle, J.P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America, p. 159; pl. 3.5. (2)