7832 - Erinnyis alope,

Alope Sphinx Moth 

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Freshly emerged adult

General Species Information

Host Plant: Jatropha, Carica papaya and Allamanda

Historical Range: Florida, Texas, Caribbean and Central America

Our Experience with this Species: We have found this species only once on Key Largo in the month of May

Notes: Larvae of this species are easily found on the mainland by searching papaya leaves in the month of August. Eggs are green and are layed on the underside of the leaves. Larvae can easily be reared on papaya leaf cuttings

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

papaya - larval host plant

Final instar larva green form

Final instar larva brown form

Final instar larva brown form