Agrius cingulata

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Agrius cingulata (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Patrick Coin
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Agrius cingulata Fabricius 1775 - (pink spotted hawkmoth)

This hawkmoth is found in the Americas and breeds on plants of the family Convolvulaceae. It is sometimes regarded as a minor pest of sweet potatoes. It has also spread to other regions like Africa (Ballesteros-Mejia et al., 2011).

Publications covering Agrius cingulata

International Journal of Pest Management (2011) 57, 153-159
Liliana Ballesteros-Mejia, Ian J. Kitching and Jan Beck (2011)
Projecting the potential invasion of the Pink Spotted Hawkmoth (Agrius cingulata) across Africa