Five-spotted Hawk Moth
Manduca quinquemaculatus (Haworth, 1803)
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