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890096.007783Manduca jasminearum – Ash Sphinx Moth – (Guérin-Méneville, [1832])

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Distribution: Found from Connecticut west to Missouri and Mississippi and south to Florida. It is most common on the east coast.
and Size:
There are two broods, with adults flying from May to September. In Maryland Glaser find this species uncommon throughout the state between 6 July and 11 August. Wingspan is 84-105 mm.
Larva and
Host Plants:
The food plant is ash. The larva is a yellowish-green hornworm with seven oblique stripes on each side. The last stripe is edged with red and darker green.
Field Marks:
  • forewing gray to grayish brown.
  • thick black line extends from the mid-costa to the mid-outer margin, often broken around the reniform spot.
  • hindwing black with a gray lower margin.
  • References
    Data compiled and contributed by Nolie Schneider from references cited.

    Manduca jasminearum
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