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)
  • Sphinx ochus Klug, 1836
  • Macrosila instita Clemens, 1859
  • Protoparce ochus

Manduca ochus is a member of the Sphingidae family.


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


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.


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.