Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes



Species Manduca florestan - Hodges#7782

Manduca florestan - male Black light  - Manduca florestan big black/white sphinx - Manduca florestan Sphinx - Manduca florestan Manduca florestan? - Manduca florestan Arizona Moth - Manduca florestan Manduca florestan? - Manduca florestan Manduca florestan? - Manduca florestan
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Manduca florestan (Stoll, [1782])
Sphinx florestan Stoll, [1782]
Forewing length 43-50 mm. (1)
Wingspan: 99–110 mm (2)
Southeastern Arizona south to Brazil. (1)
Adults fly late-June to early August. (1)
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)