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:

Images of Cocytius duponchel

Click on an image to view full size and to see additional details.

Cocytius duponchel - 1710_55.jpg

Cocytius duponchel - 1710_55.jpg

The map below displays all BAMONA data for this species and has three different data layers:
1. All records (yellow dots)   2. Recently verified records (orange dots)*   3. US county records (purple)

There are also three base layers: 1. Satellite    2. Normal   3. Hybrid

How to use the map:
Click on the map and move your mouse to pan.
Zoom by using the plus [+] and minus [-] on the left side of the map.
To change which map layers are displayed, click on the plus sign [+] on the right side of the map and turn on/off the data layers and base layers.

*The orange dots on the map provide access to information about the 400 most recently verified sightings of this species. Sometimes, there are several records at the same location. Use the table view to access these records.

By default, the fifty most recently verified sightings are below. Sort by Observation Date to see the most recent sightings, or filter the sightings by region to get a regional list.

See more recently verified sightings of all species.

You don't have Javascript enabled. Hover for more information! But don't worry: you can still use this web site! You have two options:
  • enable Javascript in your browser and then refresh this page, for a much enhanced experience.
  • click the Update button every time you want to update the selection.
Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
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