Attributes of Xylophanes pluto

Pluto sphinx
Xylophanes pluto (Fabricius, 1777)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Forewing upperside is olive green with a paler median band and pale lines with purple shading along them. Hindwing upperside has a white spot surrounded by black at the base, a wide orangish yellow median band, and a brown to greenish band along the outer margin.
Wing Span: 2 1/16 - 2 9/16 inches (5.3 - 6.5 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: . Several broods throughout the year in Florida and South Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Milkberry (Chiococca species), Hamelia patens, and Erythroxylon species.
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including wild verbena.
Habitat: Tropical and subtropical lowlands.
Range: Brazil north through Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies to Florida and South Texas.
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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September 02, 2014 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States September 03, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States August 06, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States August 06, 2014 Details
July 25, 2014 Englishman Hernando County, Florida, United States July 26, 2014 Details
July 19, 2014 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States July 21, 2014 Details
June 29, 2014 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States June 30, 2014 Details
May 14, 2014 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States May 15, 2014 Details
May 13, 2014 Englishman Hernando County, Florida, United States May 14, 2014 Details
March 23, 2014 charlesmar10 Palm Beach County, Florida, United States April 11, 2014 Details
February 02, 2014 bejart Broward County, Florida, United States February 03, 2014 Details
December 25, 2013 Mikebraun54 Lee County, Florida, United States December 25, 2013 Details
November 11, 2013 jeanie.in.south.texas Hidalgo County, Texas, United States November 12, 2013 Details
October 27, 2013 chrisrobreiss Broward County, Florida, United States October 28, 2013 Details
August 11, 2013 toadlily Citrus County, Florida, United States September 15, 2013 Details
September 04, 2013 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States September 04, 2013 Details
August 14, 2013 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States August 14, 2013 Details
July 28, 2013 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States July 30, 2013 Details
July 02, 2013 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States July 03, 2013 Details
June 23, 2013 jwunder3 Orange County, Florida, United States July 01, 2013 Details
April 22, 2013 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States April 23, 2013 Details
February 10, 2013 Mensore Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States February 15, 2013 Details
September 17, 2011 Beds For Butterflies Broward County, Florida, United States December 06, 2012 Details
September 11, 2011 Beds For Butterflies Broward County, Florida, United States December 06, 2012 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Broward County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Charlotte County, Florida, 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 Gadsden County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hernando 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 Manatee 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 Baja California Sur, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details