Blackburn's Sphinx moth (Manduca blackburni)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
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.
This species is listed wherever it is found, but
- States/US Territories in which the Blackburn's Sphinx moth is known to or is believed to occur: Hawaii
- US Counties in which the Blackburn's Sphinx moth is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- For more information: http://www.fws.gov/pacificislands/wesa/sphinxmoth.html
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|02/01/2000||Pacific Region (Region 1)|
» Federal Register Documents
» RecoveryRecovery Plan Information Search
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|09/28/2005||Recovery Plan for Blackburn's Sphinx Moth||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|03/08/2007||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|
|09/28/2005||70 FR 56735 56736||Recovery Plan for Blackburn's Sphinx Moth (Manduca blackburni)|
|12/18/2003||68 FR 70528 70529||Draft Recovery Plan for the Blackburn's Sphinx Moth (Manduca blackburni)|
|11/15/2002||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|
|07/31/2009||Blackburn's sphinx moth completed 5-year review|
» Critical Habitat
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type||Status|
|06/10/2003||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|
|08/26/2002||67 FR 54763 54764||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Blackburn's Sphinx Moth; Hearing||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
|06/13/2002||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://criticalhabitat.fws.gov
» Conservation Plans
|HCP Plan Summaries|
|Auwahi Wind Farm - Maui|
No petition findings have been published for the Blackburn's Sphinx moth.
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
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