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Pink-spotted Hawkmoth, Sweet Potato Hornworm (Agrius cingulata)

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Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Sphingidae (SFIN-gi-dee) (Info)
Genus: Agrius (AG-ree-us) (Info)
Species: cingulata (sing-yoo-LAY-ta) (Info)

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona
Benton, Kentucky
Dayton, Kentucky
Coushatta, Louisiana
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
White Settlement, Texas

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Neutral melody On Aug 8, 2007, melody from Benton, KY
(Zone 7a) wrote:

Caterpillars feed on members of the Solanaceae family. Primarily potatoes.

Found primarily in the southern US, but can appear as far north as southern Canada.

The adult moths are nocturnal feeders and favor the same type of flowers as hummingbirds do. At dusk, they are sometimes mistaken for them.

Timer: 6.39 jiffies (0.06389594078064).


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