Tetrio sphinx (Pseudosphinx tetrio ) on giant milkweed (Calotropis gigantea ) - 1274016

Tetrio sphinx
Pseudosphinx tetrio (Linnaeus)

Host: giant milkweed (Calotropis gigantea (L.) Ait. F.)
Descriptor: Larva(e)
Description: 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.
Image type: Field
Image location: Trinidad and Tobago

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Specimen in collection: No
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Name: William M. Ciesla
Organization: Forest Health Management International
Country: United States
Series:SFIWC 2004

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Image Number: 1274016

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Node Affiliation: Bugwood - UGA

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Image uploaded on Friday, August 27, 2004
Image Information last updated on Thursday, July 29, 2010