Rustic Sphinx Moth (Manduca rustica)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Sphingidae (SFIN-gi-dee) (Info)
Genus: Manduca (man-DOO-ka) (Info)
Species: rustica

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Boca Raton, Florida
Brooksville, Florida
Cocoa, Florida
Coushatta, Louisiana
Talihina, Oklahoma
Grand Saline, Texas
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On Sep 26, 2008, onalee from Brooksville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

The abdomen of the adult moth has three pairs of yellow spots. The upperside of the forewing is yellowish brown to deep chocolate brown with a dusting of white scales and zigzagged black and white lines.

Quite large Sphinx Moth that is amazing to watch! Photos posted is the first one I've seen here in Central Florida