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Species Manduca florestan - Hodges#7782

Manduca florestan - male Vapour light - Manduca florestan Just a very dark M.florestan? - Manduca florestan Looks like florestan - Manduca florestan Sphinx - Manduca florestan Manduca florestan or Ceratomia sonorensis ? - Manduca florestan Manduca florestan? - Manduca florestan Arizona Moth - Manduca florestan
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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 florestan (Manduca florestan - Hodges#7782)
Hodges Number
7782
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Manduca florestan (Stoll, [1782])
Sphinx florestan Stoll, [1782]
Size
Forewing length 43-50 mm. (1)
Wingspan: 99–110 mm (2)
Range
Southeastern Arizona south to Brazil. (1)
Season
Adults fly late-June to early August. (1)
Food
Larval hosts are fiddlewood (Citharexylum) and yellow trumpetbush (Tecoma stans). (1)
See Also
Compare with Ceratomia sonorensis. C. sonorensis is smaller and some specimens will have the dark streaks on the forewing, although generally less pronounced. Also, M. florestan has greenish cast to the thorax. (3), (4)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – species page (5)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (2)