7778 – Manduca rustica,

The Rustic Sphinx

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Freshly emerged female

Final instar larva

General Species Information

Host Plant: Polyphagus - American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), lantana (Lantana camara)unknown in the Keys

Historical Range: SE USA, Caribbean and Central America

Our Experience with this Species: We have found this species uncommonly in the Keys. They have shown up at artificial lights on Key Largo and Big Pine Key in the months of September, October and November

Notes

Distribution Chart

K. Largo   Marath. Ba. Hond     B.P.K.   No Name  Sck. Isd.    K. West
Colored box indicates adult of this species has been confirmed on that island

Adult Flight Chart

  Jan.       Feb.     Mar.     Apr.    May     Jun.      Jul.       Aug.     Sep.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.
Colored box indicates adult of this species has been confirmed in that month

References

Final instar larva

Freshly emerged female

Final instar larva

Pupa