Eumorpha mirificatus male, Cuba, courtesy of Tomas Melichar.
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Superfamily: Sphingoidea, Dyar, 1902
Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Philampelini, Burmeister
Genus: Eumorpha Hubner, 
Species: mirificatus (Grote, 1875)
copyright C. Odenkirk
Eumorpha mirificatus flies
in the western tip of Cuba.
This moth is elevated to full species status, Kitching and Cadiou,
The forewing has an olive green ground colour with a white
line along the outer margin.
FLIGHT TIMES AND PREFERRED FOOD PLANTS:
mirificatus adults are on the wing from ??
Eumorpha mirificatus larvae feed upon plants in the Vitaceae family.
Eumorpha mirificatus female, Cuba, courtesy of Tomas Melichar.
ECLOSION, SCENTING AND MATING:
Pupae wiggle to surface just prior to eclosion. Females call at night, and males fly into the wind to pick up and track the pheromone plume.
EGGS, LARVAE AND PUPAE:
Larval Food Plants
Listed below are primary food plant(s) and alternate food plants. It is hoped that this
alphabetical listing followed by the common name of the foodplant will
prove useful. The list is not exhaustive. Experimenting with closely
related foodplants is worthwhile.
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