Manduca caribbeus courtesy
of Jean Haxaire
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner,  ...........
Species: caribbeus (Cary, 1952)
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(wingspan: 80-85mm) flies in Haiti (specimen type locality) and
the Dominican Republic.
Manduca caribbeus adults fly in
May-June and possibly at other times.
Pupae probably wiggle to surface from subterranean chambers just prior to eclosion.
SCENTING AND MATING:
Females call in the males with a pheromone released from a gland at the tip of the
abdomen. Adults take nectar from flowers.
EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:
Larva have been reported on
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