Manduca trimacula

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Manduca trimacula
Manduca trimacula BMNHE273659 male up.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Manduca
Species: M. trimacula
Binomial name
Manduca trimacula
(Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)[1]
  • Protoparce trimacula Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

Manduca trimacula is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found from Colombia to Ecuador, Venezuela and Bolivia.[2]

The length of the forewings is 55–60 mm. The body and forewing uppersides are brownish-yellow, mottled with grey and tawny olive. There is a creamy white streak located above the eye. The abdomen underside is dirty white, with brown mesial spots. The underside of both wings is brownish-yellow, although darker brown distally. The hindwing upperside is blackish brown.


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Retrieved 2011-11-01. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". 2011-02-12. Archived from the original on 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2011-11-01.