Moths of North Dakota

Sphingidae: Sphinginae: Sphingini


Manduca quinquemaculatus (Haworth 1803)


Common name: Five spotted hawkmoth/ Tomato hornworm

Hodges #: 7776.

Identification: Rfw 49.5 mm,  fw shades of gray, white subterminal line even in course, only Manduca in ND in which fw fringe does not have well defined white spots, hw with dark lines separated by light ground color, abdomen with yellow lateral spots. 

Similar species: 7775, 7778.

Distribution: Mexico, United States, and southern Canada.

Hosts: Plants of the tomato family (Solanaceae).

Note: This species is a regular summer visitor and does not overwinter in ND.

Picture of Manduca quinquemaculatus.

IA  Story Co, Ames.  16- VII- 1955, coll. R. Frye.

ND  Ward Co., Minot  VIII- 2002.  pic. J. Knodel.


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Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
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