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Moth

Manduca sexta jamaicensis

2 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago
Manduca Sphinx Moth
Manduca caribbeus Manduca caribbeus
QWMom
QWMom 9 years ago
Privet Hawk Moth
Sphinx ligustri Sphinx ligustri


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4 Comments

TaniaSaís
TaniaSaís 9 years ago

thanks for the help... I think it looks more like the Manduca sexta jamaicensis, because of the 2 dark circles on the back. I uploaded 2 more pics...Thanks! :D

QWMom
QWMom 9 years ago

Yep - sorry mine was ridiculously out of territory range :(

Those sphinx & hawk moths all look so much alike, too!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Definitely a Manduca sp. and I would slightly tend to Manduca caribbeus. Other candidate would be Manduca sexta jamaicensis. However, the zigzag-like dark line at the base of the hindwing looks is not shown in yours, but in Sexta and the contrast of the markings are slightly other than in Sexta. But the links are not native specimens, so comparison is not easy. Please, verify!! For being on the safe side I might suggest that you add Manduca sp. until we have final confirmation. Do you have another shot with the full moth?? That may help more as well!
http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/mcaribb...
http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/msextja...

QWMom
QWMom 9 years ago

Privet Hawk Moth
Sphinx ligustri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphinx_ligu...

TaniaSaís
Spotted by
TaniaSaís

Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Spotted on Dec 22, 2008
Submitted on Jan 29, 2013

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