Manduca ochus

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Manduca ochus
Manduca ochus MHNT CUT 2010 0 111 Nuevo Xcán Quintana Roo male dorsal.jpg
Manduca ochus, male dorsal
Manduca ochus MHNT CUT 2010 0 111 Nuevo Xcán Quintana Roo male ventral.jpg
Manduca ochus, male ventral
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Manduca
Species: M. ochus
Binomial name
Manduca ochus
(Klug, 1836)
Synonyms
  • Sphinx ochus Klug, 1836
  • Macrosila instita Clemens, 1859
  • Protoparce ochus

Manduca ochus is a member of the Sphingidae family.

Distribution[edit]

It is found in Mexico, Belize, Nicaragua to Venezuela and Ecuador.

Description[edit]

The wingspan is about 12 centimetres (4.7 in). It can be distinguished from other Manduca species by the forewing pattern of a tawny brown and the mottled charcoal costal area. The upperside of the head and thorax are tawny and orange, and there are two pairs of submarginal black dots and a row of marginal black spots on the upper side of the forewing.

Biology[edit]

There are probably two or three generations per year, with adults on wing in nearly all months in Costa Rica.

The larvae probably feed on Solanaceae species.

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