Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Occult sphinx
Manduca occulta (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)


Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Identification: The caterpillar is large with a green horn at the end of its abdomen.
Wing Span: 4 1/8 - 4 3/8 inches (10.5 - 11.1 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: . September in Florida.
Caterpillar Hosts: Probably plants in the nightshade family (Solanaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Not reported.
Range: Panama north through Central America and Mexico to southern Arizona, and rarely to southern Florida.
Conservation: Not required for a stray.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL