Manduca sexta jamaicensis
(Butler, 1875) Protoparce
Manduca sexta jamaicensis by John Vriesi.
Manduca sexta jamaicensis, Havanna, Cuba, June 2013, leg. Martina Herold,
courtesy of Christian Kutzscher, SDEI - Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut,
id and digital repair to forewing apices by Bill Oehlke.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner, 1807 ...........
Species: sexta jamaicensis (Butler, 1875)
Manduca sexta luciae is a synonym of Manduca sexta jamaicensis.
Manduca sexta jamaicensis adults fly in June (CK) and probably in other months.
Manduca sexta jamaicensis, Vinales, Cuba,
June 20, 2015, copyright Tim Norriss, as per
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 probably take nectar from flowers.
EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:
Larvae probably feed on tobacco leaves.
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