#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: Rowe Sanctuary, Box Elder Wildlife Management Area, Burwell Pond, Fontenelle Forest, Gilbert Baker Wildlife Management Area, Hackberry Creek Wildlife Management Area, Homestead National Monument, Table Rock Wildlife Management Area, Wildcat Hills Recreation Area.

Overwintering: As pupae underground.

Similar Species: The Carolina Sphinx lacks the thin black line paralleling the FW margin.


🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net

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