7776 – Manduca quinquimaculata,
5-Spotted Hawkmoth, (Tomato Hornworm)
General Species Information
Host Plant: tomato, tobacco, and relatives (Solanaceae)Host unknown in the Keys
Historical Range: Most of the USA, Central and South America
Our Experience with this Species: This species has been found only one time in July on Key Largo.
Notes: This species is a pest to tomato and tabacco gardners as larvae can quickly defoliate large plants.
K. Largo Marath. Ba. Hond B.P.K. No Name Sck. Isd. K. West
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Adult Flight Chart
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