#7776 quinque

Five-spotted Hawk Moth

Manduca quinquemaculatus (Haworth, 1803)

Family: Sphingidae

Status: Common resident

Range: Found throughout the continental United States with the exception of of Montana.

Larval Hostplant(s):  Plants in the nightshade family (Solonaceae) including tomatoes, potatoes and tobacco.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Probably double-brooded in our area

Habitat: Equally at home in urban and rural settings.

Avg. Wingspan: 3 1/2 – 5 1/4 Inches

Found at: Homestead National Monument, Fontenelle Forest, Rowe Sanctuary, Gilbert Baker SWMA, Wildcat Hills SRA

Overwintering: As pupae underground.

Similar Species: Carolina Sphinx


Five-spotted Hawk Moth, Knox Co., NE, June 13, 2016, Mark Brogie
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