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!
K. Largo Marath. Ba. Hond B.P.K. No Name Sck. Isd. K. West
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Adult Flight Chart
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