Attributes of Manduca florestan


Manduca florestan (Cramer, 1782)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Upperside of forewing is gray to yellowish gray to brown, with whitish patches and black markings including 2 dashes running from the cell out toward the margin. Upperside of hindwing is dark brown with a brown-centered white bar at the hind edge.
Wing Span: 3 7/8 - 4 1/8 inches (9.9 - 10.5 cm).
Life History: The caterpillar has a horn at the end of its abdomen.
Flight: . One flight from late June to early August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Trumpetbush (Tecoma species) and fiddlewood (Citharexylum species).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Not reported.
Range: Mountains of southern Arizona, New Mexico, and the lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas through Mexico and Central America at least to Brazil.
Conservation: Not usually required.
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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
June 30, 2012 Allan Kimberley San Jose, Costa Rica October 27, 2013 Details
July 25, 2013 Sean Werle Cochise County, Arizona, United States August 24, 2013 Details
August 04, 2013 Mike Rosengarten Pima County, Arizona, United States August 20, 2013 Details
July 08, 1997 legacy.reporter (C. Bordelon & E. Knudson) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
August 04, 1989 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 29, 1983 legacy.reporter (Thomas W. Carr) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
September 03, 1997 legacy.reporter (C. Bordelon & E. Knudson) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 29, 1981 legacy.reporter (Michael J. Smith) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 29, 1983 legacy.reporter (James P. Tuttle) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
August 01, 1988 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Graham County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Greenlee County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pima County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chihuahua, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Grant County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sierra County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details