Manduca corallina

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Manduca corallina
Manduca corallina MHNT CUT 2010 0 69 Catemaco Veracruz Mexico male dorsal.jpg
Manduca corallina dorsal
Manduca corallina MHNT CUT 2010 0 69 Catemaco Veracruz Mexico male ventral.jpg
Manduca corallina ventral
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Manduca
Species: M. corallina
Binomial name
Manduca corallina
(Druce, 1883)[1]
Synonyms
  • Diludia corallina Druce, 1883

Manduca corallina is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found from Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica south to Venezuela.[2]

The wingspan is 104–110 mm. The thorax (especially in the male) is less robust than similar Manduca lichenea. Furthermore, the wings are more elongate, but with a very similar pattern.

Adults are on wing year round.

The larvae feed on Cordia alliodora. They have a very rough skin, two dorsal yellow stripes and side slashes on their green body.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Silkmoths.bizland.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2011-11-01.