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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner, 1807 ...........
Species: kuschei B. P. Clark, 1916
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Manduca kuschei flies in Mexico (specimen type locality).
Manduca kuschei 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:
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