Attributes of Manduca quinquemaculata

Five-spotted hawkmoth
Manduca quinquemaculata (Haworth, 1803)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: Abdomen usually has 5 but sometimes 6 pairs of yellow bands. Forewing is blurry brown and gray. Hindwing is banded with brown and white and has 2 well-separated median zigzag bands. Forewing fringes are grayish, not distinctly spotted with white.
Wing Span: 3 9/16 - 5 5/16 inches (9 - 13.5 cm).
Life History: Adults fly at dusk, and females deposit eggs singly on the upper surface of host plant leaves. The caterpillars are called Tomato Hornworms and each has a black horn at the end of the abdomen. Caterpillars have huge appetites for leaves and fruits and can defoliate plants quickly. Fully-grown caterpillars pupate and overwinter in soil burrows.
Flight: . Several broods from February-October in Florida and from April-October in Louisiana, at least two broods from May-October in the rest of the range.
Caterpillar Hosts: Potato, tobacco, tomato, and other plants in the nightshade family (Solanaceae).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), petunia (Petunia hybrida), bouncing bet (Saponaria officinalis), tobacco (Nicotiana), and phlox (Phlox).
Habitat: Tobacco fields, vegetable gardens, and wherever host plants are found.
Range: Mexico north throughout most of the United States and occasionally southern Canada, but it is uncommon in the Southeast and the Great Plains.
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: Caterpillars are pests on tomato and other plants in the nightshade family (Solanaceae).
Taxonomy Notes:

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July 18, 2009 Paul Ribitzki Pawnee County, Oklahoma, United States November 18, 2016 Details
October 13, 2016 dashingdills Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States October 20, 2016 Details
October 06, 2016 SciBAS Arizona, United States October 12, 2016 Details
August 29, 2016 baumanne Larimer County, Colorado, United States October 01, 2016 Details
September 22, 2016 kking216 Hall County, Nebraska, United States September 28, 2016 Details
September 23, 2016 Mmmcoffee Yakima County, Washington, United States September 27, 2016 Details
September 10, 2016 Mark Rodkey Hays County, Texas, United States September 25, 2016 Details
August 21, 2016 Jon Rapp Newton County, Missouri, United States September 17, 2016 Details
September 07, 2016 Little River Park Orange County, North Carolina, United States September 07, 2016 Details
August 18, 2016 Sue Norlin Canyon County, Idaho, United States August 25, 2016 Details
August 04, 2016 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States August 04, 2016 Details
June 29, 2016 John Wilson Socorro County, New Mexico, United States August 03, 2016 Details
July 22, 2016 bearclaw Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States July 31, 2016 Details
September 03, 2015 emilywilde2009@gmail.com Taos County, New Mexico, United States September 15, 2015 Details
September 05, 2015 Fried285 Cibola County, New Mexico, United States September 15, 2015 Details
August 17, 2015 Kurt R. Schwarz Mariposa County, California, United States September 10, 2015 Details
August 30, 2014 wildreturn Lincoln County, Missouri, United States September 03, 2015 Details
August 23, 2015 shepjack San Diego County, California, United States August 31, 2015 Details
August 04, 2015 Shelley Rutkin Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States August 05, 2015 Details
June 22, 2015 Chila2015 Yakima County, Washington, United States July 29, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 Fisherboy British Columbia, Canada July 29, 2015 Details
August 31, 2014 rockifields Platte County, Nebraska, United States May 14, 2015 Details
July 10, 2014 Bicycle Bunny New Mexico, United States May 06, 2015 Details
July 10, 2014 cherylbrooks Taos County, New Mexico, United States May 06, 2015 Details
June 10, 2014 falecore Kings County, New York, United States March 27, 2015 Details
June 30, 2013 patmatt Siskiyou County, California, United States March 11, 2015 Details
June 26, 1965 Indy Entomologist Allen County, Indiana, United States February 22, 2015 Details
June 27, 2012 klebo Jackson County, South Dakota, United States February 14, 2015 Details
October 05, 1981 Indy Entomologist Texas, McCulloch County, United States January 30, 2015 Details
July 27, 2013 newbuginidaho Gooding County, Idaho, United States January 28, 2015 Details
August 24, 2014 finatic Pima County, Arizona, United States December 05, 2014 Details
July 18, 2014 coreyk Clark County, Nevada, United States December 03, 2014 Details
September 15, 2014 bo4dotty Cass County, Missouri, United States November 14, 2014 Details
August 22, 2014 finatic Pinal County, Arizona, United States September 22, 2014 Details
August 14, 2014 fluffycat567 El Paso County, Texas, United States September 21, 2014 Details
September 09, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States September 10, 2014 Details
August 21, 2014 finatic Maricopa County, Arizona, United States September 09, 2014 Details
August 01, 2014 jim.odonater Graham County, Arizona, United States September 05, 2014 Details
August 22, 2014 finatic Pima County, Arizona, United States September 05, 2014 Details
August 28, 2014 Takoda Montgomery County, Iowa, United States September 01, 2014 Details
August 25, 2014 joelleadams84 Siskiyou County, California, United States August 26, 2014 Details
August 24, 2014 Dave Rintoul Riley County, Kansas, United States August 24, 2014 Details
August 07, 2014 ErictheK Los Angeles County, California, United States August 07, 2014 Details
July 20, 2014 Jimulacrum Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States July 20, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 tjheindel Inyo County, California, United States June 09, 2014 Details
September 07, 2013 jennifereh Grundy County, Illinois, United States May 30, 2014 Details
July 05, 2013 Daisyboo1077 Eddy County, New Mexico, United States April 30, 2014 Details
July 17, 2013 tomatocat Utah County, Utah, United States February 22, 2014 Details
September 25, 2013 bugabugz Utah County, Utah, United States February 22, 2014 Details
September 28, 2013 Skyrealmsoldier Salt Lake County, Utah, United States February 22, 2014 Details