7847 – Aellopos tantalus,

Tantalus Sphinx Moth 

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Host plant 

Freshly emerged adult

First instar larva

General Species Information

Host Plant: Crossopetalum Rubiaceae, with the best-documented species being Casasia clusiifolia, the Seven-Year Apple

Historical Range: Florida and the Caribbean

Our Experience with this Species: This species occationally comes to lights but is largely day-flying or at least crepuscular. We have found A. tantalus in almost every location we have surveyed in the following months: Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Nov, Dec

Notes: Very similar to A. titan but smaller

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

Second instar larva

Final instar larva brown form

Third instar larva

Final instar larva green form

Fourth instar larva

Pupa

Female laying eggs

Female laying eggs

Female laying eggs

Freshly emerged adult

Female laying eggs

Female laying eggs

Freshly emerged adult