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Species Cocytius duponchel - Duponchel's Sphinx - Hodges#7773

Cocytius duponchel - female
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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 Cocytius
Species duponchel (Duponchel's Sphinx - Hodges#7773)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1832 by Felipe Poey as Amphonyx duponchel
Explanation of Names
Throughout the New World tropics, from Brazil through the Caribbean to Mexico. In our area, rarely seen in Florida and southern Texas.
Year-round in the tropics
Larvae feed on Pond Apple, Annona glabra, and other species of Annona