Attributes of Cautethia grotei

Grote's sphinx
Cautethia grotei Hy. Edwards, 1882

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Forewing upperside is pale silvery gray with black markings; in some moths the wing base may be very dark. Hindwing upperside is deep yellow with a black border that covers less than half the wing.
Wing Span: 1 1/8 - 1 9/16 inches (2.8 - 4 cm).
Life History: Adults begin feeding at dusk.
Flight: . Several flights throughout the year in Florida.
Caterpillar Hosts: David\'s milkberry (Chiococca alba) in the madder family (Rubiaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Not reported.
Range: The West Indies north to south and central Florida. Strays north to Tennessee, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Hampshire.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: GU - Unable to assign rank due to lack of available information.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter New Castle County, Delaware, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Collier County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lee County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Liberty County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Monroe County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sarasota County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jersey County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cape May County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Westchester County, New York, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Charleston County, South Carolina, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Shelby County, Tennessee, United States December 31, 2004 Details