Distribution: southern USA to Chile; Antilles.
Type locality: 'America'
Synonyms: Sphinx hasdrubal Cramer 1780;
Pseudosphinx obscura Butler 1877.
Source of record: Gowdey (1926) p. 55; Schreiber (1978); Cadiou (pers. comm., 1988) .
Method of identification: illustrated in colour by d'Abrera (1986) p. 95 and
by Hodges (1971) plate 9 fig. 2.
Notes: there is some sexual dimorphism, as illustrated.
The larva is the yellow, red and black ‘Frangipani Worm’.
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