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Rustic Sphinx

Manduca rustica


The Rustic Sphinx (Manduca rustica) is a moth of the Sphingidae family. The larvae feed on Jasminum and Bignonia species and other plants of the Verbenaceae, Convolvulaceae and Lamiaceae and Boraginaceae families. It can live on many types of native and exotic plants.


The species is widespread and adaptable, living in varied habitats from rainforests to deserts and thriving in urban and disturbed habitat. It is found in the southern parts of the United States (straying into the northern United States at times), southward through Mexico, Central America and South America to Uruguay.

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Lari Pekurar
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Lari Pekurar

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Spotted on May 29, 2016
Submitted on May 30, 2016

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