Neococytius cluentius

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Cluentius Sphinx
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Neococytius cluentius, adult
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Neococytius
Hodges, 1971
Species: N. cluentius
Binomial name
Neococytius cluentius
(Cramer, 1776)[1]
Synonyms
  • Sphinx cluentius Cramer, 1775

The Cluentius Sphinx (Neococytius cluentius) is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is found in northern South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. It is rare on Cuba. It has been recorded from North America, from Mississippi north to Michigan and Illinois.

The wingspan is 140–160 mm. There are at least three generations in the tropics, with adults on wing from December to January, May to June (or July in Jamaica) and October.

The larvae have been recorded on Annonaceae and Piperaceae species as well as Ipomoea batatas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 

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