Manduca brontes

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Manduca brontes
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Manduca brontes, adult
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Manduca
Species: M. brontes
Binomial name
Manduca brontes
(Drury, 1773)[1]
  • Sphinx brontes Drury, 1773
  • Macrosila collaris Walker, 1856
  • Protoparce brontes smythi Clark, 1919
  • Sphinx brontes pamphilius Stoll, 1782
  • Sphinx brontes cubensis Grote, 1865
  • Protoparce brontes haitiensis Clark, 1916

Manduca brontes is a species of moth in the family Sphingidae. It is known from Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic and Suriname.[2]

Adults are on wing from April to June in Florida.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Tecoma species (including Tecoma stans), Fraxinus americana, Fraxinus excelsior and Fraxinus platycarpa.


  • M. brontes brontes (Jamaica and Cuba, Greater Antilles and northern South America)
  • M. brontes cubensis (Kitching and Cadiou, 2000) (Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands and Florida)
  • M. brontes haitiensis (B.P. Clark, 1916) (Haiti and the Dominican Republic)
  • M. brontes pamphilius (Cramer, 1782) (Suriname)


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience – Sphingidae". Archived from the original on November 14, 2012. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Retrieved 2011-11-01. 

External links[edit]

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