Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Libya sphinx
Xylophanes libya (Druce, 1878)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Forewing upperside is olive brown with darker shading and dark longitudinal lines. Hindwing upperside is dark olive brown with an orange-yellow postmarginal band. Underside of is dull orange-yellow with dark shading and spots; forewing has a tan patch along the outer margin.
Wing Span: 2 11/16 - 2 15/16 inches (6.8 - 7.4 cm).
Life History:
Flight: . October in South Texas.
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Adult Food:
Range: Amazonas and the Guianas north through Mexico to South Texas.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL