Xylophanes pluto

Xylophanes pluto
(Fabricius, 1777) Sphinx

Xylophanes pluto, Long Key Nature Center, Broward County, Florida,
August 1, 2009, courtesy of Kelli Whitney, Park Naturalist.

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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Macroglossini, Harris, 1839
Genus: Xylophanes Hubner [1819] ...........
Species: pluto (Fabricius, 1777)


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After seeing the adult moth depicted top of page in early August, Kelli began looking for larvae on firebush. She found one on August 29, 2009.

Xylophanes pluto green form (lateral) on firebush, Broward County, Florida, August 29, 2009.

Xylophanes pluto green form (dorsal) on firebush, Broward County, Florida, August 29, 2009.

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