occurs (regularly, as a native taxon) in multiple nations
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Manduca jasminearum
There are 3 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Manduca jasminearum
Public Records: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 6
Species With Barcodes: 1
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
Reasons: While it apparently was very scarce in the Northeast in the mid 20th century, it is no longer at all rare in northern New Jersey or Pennsylvania and southward. As with all of the ash feeding Sphingidae for now the rank does not really take into account potential impacts from the Emerald Ash Borer but reflects only current status as of about 2011. If that beetle actually does virtually eradicate ash from eastern North America, which is as of 2011 the plausible worst case scenario, this moth would almost certainly go extinct. This one is not known to have any alternate foodplants although most other ash-feeding Sphinginae can use exotic privets and perhaps native Chionanthus.
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure
Global Short Term Trend: Decline of 10-30%
Comments: Has experienced range-wide declines (Opler, 1995).
The wingspan is 84-105 mm. There are two generations per year with adults on wing from May to September. They nectar at flowers.