10,000 to >1,000,000 individuals
Comments: This was one of our commonest hawkmoths (Holland, 1915) but is less abundant now with the widespread use of insecticides on farms. Still this is a very widespread moth and it larva is well-known to most persons who have grown tomatoes from Connecticut to Florida and westward. The species is probably most common along the Gulf Coast, up through the Mississippi Valley and along the east coast to MD and NJ (Hodges, 1971). A pest (Covell, 1984).
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