Blackburn's Sphinx moth (Manduca blackburni)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

Blackburn’s Sphinx Moth is Hawai`i’s largest native insect, with a wing span of up to 5 inches (12 centimeters). Like other sphinx moths, it has long, narrow forewings and a thick, spindle shaped body tapered at both ends. It is grayish brown in color with black bands across the top margins of the hindwings and five orange spots along each side of the abdomen. The large caterpillars occur in two color morphs, bright green or gray with scattered white speckles throughout the back and a horizontal white stripe on the side margin of each segment.

  • States/US Territories in which the Blackburn's Sphinx moth, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Hawaii
  • US Counties in which the Blackburn's Sphinx moth, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • Additional species information
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
2000-02-01 Pacific Region (Region 1) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
2003-06-10 00:00:00.0 68 FR 34710 34766 Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; designation of critical habitat for the Blackburn's sphinx moth; final rule
2001-10-30 00:00:00.0 66 FR 54808 54832 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened,Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions, and Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
2002-08-26 00:00:00.0 67 FR 54763 54764 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Blackburn's Sphinx Moth; Hearing
1984-05-22 00:00:00.0 49 FR 21664 21675 Review of Invertebrate Wildlife for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species; 49 FR 21664-21675
2002-11-15 00:00:00.0 67 FR 69179 69180 Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; designation of critical habitat for Blackburn's sphinx moth; proposed rule; notice of availability of draft economic analysis
2000-02-01 00:00:00.0 65 FR 4770 4779 Determination of Endangered Status for Blackburn's Sphinx Moth from the Hawaiian Islands
2002-06-13 00:00:00.0 67 FR 40633 40657 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Blackburn's Sphinx Moth
2005-09-28 00:00:00.0 70 FR 56735 56736 Recovery Plan for Blackburn's Sphinx Moth (Manduca blackburni)
1997-04-02 00:00:00.0 62 FR 15640 15646 ETWP; Proposed Endangered Status for Blackburn's Sphinx Moth From the Hawaiian Islands
2002-10-10 00:00:00.0 67 FR 63064 63065 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Blackburn's Sphinx Moth: Proposed rule; extension of comment period and public hearing announcement.
1994-11-15 00:00:00.0 59 FR 58982 59028 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species.
2003-12-18 00:00:00.0 68 FR 70528 70529 Draft Recovery Plan for the Blackburn's Sphinx Moth (Manduca blackburni)
1991-11-21 00:00:00.0 56 FR 58804 58836 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species; 56 FR 58804 58836
1996-02-28 00:00:00.0 61 FR 7597 7613 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Taxa That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species
1999-10-25 00:00:00.0 64 FR 57535 57547 Review of Plant and Animal Taxa That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
2007-03-08 00:00:00.0 72 FR 10547 10550 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 71 Species in Oregon, Hawaii, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Territory of Guam
1997-09-19 00:00:00.0 62 FR 49398 49397 Review of Plant and Animal Taxa
1989-01-06 00:00:00.0 54 FR 554 579 ETWP; Animal Notice of Review; 54 FR 554 579

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
2005-09-28 Recovery Plan for Blackburn's Sphinx Moth View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
2005-09-28 70 FR 56735 56736 Recovery Plan for Blackburn's Sphinx Moth (Manduca blackburni)
  • Notice Final Recovery Plan Availability
2007-03-08 72 FR 10547 10550 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 71 Species in Oregon, Hawaii, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Territory of Guam
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
2002-11-15 67 FR 69179 69180 Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; designation of critical habitat for Blackburn's sphinx moth; proposed rule; notice of availability of draft economic analysis
  • Notice Doc. Availability
2003-12-18 68 FR 70528 70529 Draft Recovery Plan for the Blackburn's Sphinx Moth (Manduca blackburni)
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
Five Year Review
Date Title
2009-07-31 Blackburn's sphinx moth completed 5-year review

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
2003-06-10 68 FR 34710 34766 Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; designation of critical habitat for the Blackburn's sphinx moth; final rule Final Rule Final designated
2002-08-26 67 FR 54763 54764 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Blackburn's Sphinx Moth; Hearing Proposed Rule Not Required
2002-06-13 67 FR 40633 40657 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Blackburn's Sphinx Moth Proposed Rule Not Required

To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
Auwahi Wind Farm - Maui

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

» Other Resources

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