7849 – Aellopos titan,

Titan Sphinx

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General Species Information

Host Plant: Rubiaceae sps.  Randia, Pond Apple and  Seven-Year Apple (Host unknown in the Keys)

Historical Range: Eastern United States, Central and South America as well as 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. titan twice on Key Largo at lights in the months of Nov, Dec

Notes: Very similar to A. tantalus  but larger and has two parallel rows of white dots on the inner forewing. A. tantalus only has one row of white dots

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

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