MANDUCA SEXTA LUCIAE
Manduca sexta luciae courtesy of Jean Haxaire.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner, 1807 ...........
Species: sexta luciae (Johanssen 1764)
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Manduca sexta luciae
flies in Guadeloupe and throughout the Antilles.
Manduca sexta luciae adults
probably have at least two flights per year. I suspect they would be most
abundant in May-June and September through December.
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 feed on
wild or cultivated Solanaceae (tobacco, tomato, Solanum spp.,
Capsicum spp.) and Verbenaceae.
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