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

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12


Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Manduca muscosa - Muscosa Sphinx - Hodges#7781

Manduca muscosa - female Muscosa Sphinx Moth - Manduca muscosa Vapour light - Manduca muscosa Manduca muscosa Manduca muscosa? - Manduca muscosa Sphingidae - Manduca muscosa Arizona Moth - Manduca muscosa Manduca muscosa  - Manduca muscosa
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 muscosa (Muscosa Sphinx - Hodges#7781)
Hodges Number
7781
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Manduca muscosa (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)
Protoparce muscosa Rothschild & Jordan, 1903
* phylogenetic sequence #226550
Explanation of Names
Muscosa is Latin for "mossy".
Size
Forewing length 4.7-6.0 cm. (1)
Range
Costa Rica north through Mexico to southern and western Arizona.
Season
Mid-July to early August.
Food
Larvae feed on toothleaf goldeneye (Viguiera dentata, Asteraceae) and other composites. (1)
Print References
Hodges, R.W. 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 21: p.35, pl.1.9
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl.40.8f, p.244 (1)
Rothschild, W. & K. Jordan 1903. A revision of the lepidopterous family Sphingidae. Supplement, Novitates Zoologicae 9: 91
Tuttle, J.P. 2007. Hawk Moths of North America. p.54, pl. 8.8 (2)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.The Hawk Moths of North America, A Natural History Study of the Sphingidae of the United States and Canada.
James P Tuttle. 2007. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation Inc.