Butterflies and Moths of North America

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False-windowed sphinx
Madoryx pseudothyreus (Grote, 1865)


Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Wing margins are scalloped. Upperside of wing is brown with dark brown and tan markings; forewing has a V-shaped white spot near the center of the costa.
Wing Span: 2 5/8 - 2 3/4 inches (6.6 - 7 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: . Throughout the year in the tropics and Florida.
Caterpillar Hosts: Possibly an evening primrose (Onagraceae).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including petunia.
Habitat: Tropical.
Range: The West Indies and central Florida.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: GU - Unable to assign rank due to lack of available information.
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL