Create an Account E-mail: Password: Recover password

Authors Contacts Get involved Русская версия


Xylophanes pluto (Fabricius, 1777)

Имаго  Xylophanes pluto


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Bombycoidea family Sphingidae subfamily Macroglossinae tribe Macroglossini subtribe Choerocampina genus Xylophanes → species Xylophanes pluto

Species name(s)

Xylophanes pluto (Fabricius, 1777) = Sphinx pluto Fabricius, 1777 = Sphinx croesus Dalman, 1823 = Oreus thorates Hübner, 1824 = ochracea (Walker, 1856) = Calliomma thorates.


Zoogeographical regions

Nearctic, Neotropic.


53—65 mm.

Имаго  Xylophanes pluto

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan: 53 - 65 mm. [135]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


  • Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Panama
    From the West Indies to the United States (found in southern Florida and southern Texas). [135]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Larva food plants

  • Chiococca sp., Erythroxylon sp., Hamelia patens, Morinda royoc and plants of the family Ruciaceae [135]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Alex Dumchus.

Text data: Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.



Note: you should have a account to upload new topics and comments. Please, create an account or log in to add comments

22.10.2014 7:46, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Nearctic, Neotropic. Wingspan: No formalized data → 53—65 mm.

* Our website is multilingual. Some comments have been translated from other languages. international entomological community. Terms of use and publishing policy.

Project editor in chief and administrator: Peter Khramov.

Curators: Konstantin Efetov, Vasiliy Feoktistov, Svyatoslav Knyazev, Evgeny Komarov, Stan Korb, Alexander Zhakov.

Moderators: Vasiliy Feoktistov, Evgeny Komarov, Dmitriy Pozhogin, Alexandr Zhakov.

Thanks to all authors, who publish materials on the website.

© Insects catalog, 2007—2019.

Species catalog enables to sort by characteristics such as expansion, flight time, etc..

Photos of representatives Insecta.

Detailed insects classification with references list.

Few themed publications and a living blog.