Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Porcus sphinx
Xylophanes porcus (Hübner, 1823)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Forewing upperside is uniform olive-brown with lighter brown along the outer margin. Hindwing upperside is brown with some paler spots.
Wing Span: 2 7/8 - 3 3/8 inches (7.3 - 7.9 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: . Several broods from April-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Palicourea grandifolia in the madder family (Rubiaceae).
Adult Food: Probably flower nectar.
Habitat: Not reported.
Range: Southern Brazil north to Cuba and south Florida.
Conservation: Not usually required.
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL
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