7867 – Cautethia grotei,

Grote's Sphinx Moth

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freshly emerged adult

General Species Information

Host Plant: Chiococca alba, a native tropical plant with many common names: milkberry, David's milkberry, West Indian milkberry, snowberry, cahinca

Historical Range: Southernmost Florida and the Caribbean

Our Experience with this Species: This species is one of the most common species of sphinx in the Keys. It has shown up at every location we have studies and in all months of the year

Notes: This is the smallest Sphinx moth we have with a wing span of only 1 inch!

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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