Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Spurious sphinx
Cautethia spuria (Boisduval, 1875)


Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Forewing upperside is pale silvery gray with black markings; in some moths the wing base may be very dark. Hindwing upperside is deep yellow with a black border that covers more than half the wing.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 1 3/4 inches (3.5 - 4.5 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: . Several flights throughout the year in South Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Not reported.
Range: Mexico north to South Texas and Oklahoma.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: GU - Unable to assign rank due to lack of available information.
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL

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