|Common name: Five spotted hawkmoth/ Tomato hornworm
Hodges #: 7778
Identification: Rfw 49.5 mm, fw dark chocolate brown overlaid
with white scales leaving three dark patches, hw with banding pattern
obscured, abdomen with yellow lateral spots.
Similar species: 7775,
Distribution: resident in southern U.S., straying into the
northern U.S., is distributed southward through Mexico, Central America
and South America to Uruguay. .
Hosts: Larvae feed on Jasminum sp.-- Jasmine, Bignonia
sp.-- Bignonia, and other members of the Verbenaceae and
Note: This species is an occasional stray in ND.
TX Brazos Co., College Station. 20- VIII-