Attributes of Cocytius duponchel

Duponchel's sphinx
Cocytius duponchel (Poey, 1832)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Forewing is dark gray with a blue tint. Hindwing is black with a deeply divided yellow patch at the base, and a translucent area that ends sharply at the black margin.
Wing Span: 4 5/16 - 5 7/8 inches (11 - 15 cm).
Life History: Caterpillars are large and have a horn at their rear end.
Flight: . Throughout the year.
Caterpillar Hosts: Custard apple (Annona glabra) and other members of the Annonaceae family.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Tropical and subtropical lowlands.
Range: Southern Brazil north through Mexico and the West Indies; rare in Florida and Texas.
Conservation: Not required for a tropical stray.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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April 09, 2011 Markinwla Orange County, California, United States May 23, 2011 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 Edwards County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details