Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Isognathus scyron (Cramer, [1780])


Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: There are distinct bands on the upperside of the abdomen and the underside of the abdomen is dirty white or slightly buff, faintly speckled with russet scales. The upperside of the thorax and forewings is russet-drab-brown. The outer half of the forewing upperside has grey vein-streaks which are interrupted by black dots. (Wikipedia)
Wing Span: The wingspan is 72–73 mm (Wikipedia).
Life History:
Flight: Adults are probably on the wing year-round (Wikipedia).
Caterpillar Hosts: The larvae probably feed on Apocynaceae species. They have long tails and are very colorful, suggesting they are unpalatable to birds. (Wikipedia)
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