Appendix A: (Sphingidae / Sphinginae)
69.0053 [B&F: 1975] Tomato Sphinx (Manduca sexta) (Johansson, 1763)


Recorded infrequently through accidental importation in produce from North America, a pair was said to have been taken at West Cowes, Isle of Wight on 28 August 1796. Wingspan 115-135 mm. Larva feeds on Tomato, Potato and Tobacco, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas; no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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