Protambulyx carteri

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Carter's sphinx
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Protambulyx carteri, adult
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Protambulyx
Species: P. carteri
Binomial name
Protambulyx carteri
Rothschild & Jordan, 1903[1]

Protambulyx carteri is a species of moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Florida.[2]

The wingspan is 95–111 mm. The forewing upperside is yellow to orangish brown with faint markings and no dark submarginal line. The hindwing upperside is yellow to orange with no markings.

Adults are on wing year round in southern Florida and the tropics. They feed on the nectar of various flowers, including jasmine and Asystasia gangetica.

The larvae feed on Anacardiaceae species, including Brazilian pepper and Metopium toxiferum.


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Retrieved 2011-10-26. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 

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