(B. P. Clark, 1916)
Manduca franciscae, Venezuela, from
Hawkmoths of Venezuela,
courtesy of Dr. María Esperanza Chacín
and José Clavijo A., Ph.D.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner,  ...........
Species: franciscae (B. P. Clark, 1916)
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flies in Venezuela (specimen type locality).
Manduca extrema, Venezuela, courtesy of All Leps
Barcode of Life.
Manduca franciscae adults fly
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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