Pluto Sphinx Moth (Xylophanes pluto)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Sphingidae (SFIN-gi-dee) (Info)
Genus: Xylophanes (zy-LOF-ah-nees) (Info)
Species: pluto (PLOO-toh) (Info)

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Edinburg, Texas

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On Nov 19, 2006, TexasPuddyPrint from Edinburg, TX wrote:

One of the Pluto Sphinx larval hosts is firebush (hamelia patens) and I have two hedges of it lining both sides of my driveway. These are gorgeous moths...I love that green camouflage look!!! The caterpillars are scary looking with those big eye spots...and they will writhe and twitch when you touch them.