Manduca blackburni

Scientific name: Manduca blackburni

Common Name: Blackburn's Sphinx Moth

USFWS Status: Proposed Endangered.

Distribution: Maui.

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Previously known from all the main islands, this rare endemic Hawaiian sphinx moth is now known only from Maui. It is normally found in coastal and dry forests. It is a close relative of the tomato horn worm of North America. It is the first Hawaiian insect to be proposed as endangered. .

Photo by W.P. Mull

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This page last revised 30 May 1997 by nle