Image Number: 1274016

This insect is a common defoliator of frangipani and also reportedly occurs in the extreme southern United States (southern LA, TX, AZ and FL.). Plymouth, Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago). 2nd place in the 2004 Southern Forest Insect Work Conference Photo Salon in the category of Forest Insects.
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Trinidad and Tobago


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Bombycoidea
Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Tribe: Dilophonotini
Genus: Pseudosphinx
Subject: Pseudosphinx tetrio (Linnaeus)


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Gentianales
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Genus: Calotropis
Subject: Calotropis gigantea (L.) Ait. F.
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Image uploaded:
Friday, August 27, 2004
Image last updated:
Thursday, July 29, 2010