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Species Manduca muscosa - Muscosa Sphinx - Hodges#7781

Manduca muscosa - female Muscosa Sphinx Moth - Manduca muscosa Vapour light - Manduca muscosa Manduca muscosa larva - Manduca muscosa M. mucosa - Manduca muscosa Sphingidae - Manduca muscosa Muscosa Sphinx  - Manduca muscosa Arizona Moth - Manduca muscosa
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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 Manduca
Species muscosa (Muscosa Sphinx - Hodges#7781)
Hodges Number
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".
Forewing length 4.7-6.0 cm. (1)
Costa Rica north through Mexico to southern and western Arizona.
Mid-July to early August.
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.