7887 – Xylophanes pluto,

Pluto Sphinx Moth 

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Freshly emerged adult

Final instar larva

Pupae

Freshly emerged adult

General Species Information

Host Plant: Milkberry (Chiococca species), Firebush (Hamelia patens), and Erythroxylon species

Historical Range: Florida, Texas, Caribbean and Central America

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

Notes: We have had success searching for larvae on Firebush plants in the month of August by looking for defoliated stems and then searching for larvae. Larvae have a green an brown form.

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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