Manduca pellenia

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Manduca pellenia
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Manduca pellenia, adult
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Manduca
Species: M. pellenia
Binomial name
Manduca pellenia
(Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)[1]
  • Chaerocampa pellenia Herrich-Schäffer, 1854
  • Sphinx capsici Boisduval, 1875

Manduca pellenia is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador.[2]

The wingspan is 107–126 mm. The underside of the abdomen is shaded with brown scales, especially in the male. There are heavy, discal, black patches found on the forewing upperside with, forming a band.

There is probably one generation per year in Costa Rica with adults on wing from September to November. They feed on flower nectar.

The larvae feed on Solanum hayesii and Cestrum megalophyllum.


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Retrieved 2011-11-01. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2011-11-01.