Behavior of Hawkmoths on Flowers of Datura meteloides

@article{Grant1983BehaviorOH,
  title={Behavior of Hawkmoths on Flowers of Datura meteloides},
  author={Verne Grant},
  journal={Botanical Gazette},
  year={1983},
  volume={144},
  pages={280 - 284}
}
  • V. Grant
  • Published 1 June 1983
  • Biology
  • Botanical Gazette
Datura meteloides is pollinated mainly by long-tongued hawkmoths: Manduca quinquemaculata, M. sexta, and Hyles lineata. The most abundant and important of these species in the Arizona and New Mexico populations studied is M. quinquemaculata. There is good correspondence between the proboscis length of M. quinquemaculata (10 ± 1.2 cm) and corolla tube length of D. meteloides (10.5-11.0 cm) The Manduca moths feeding on D. meteloides flowers in the Arizona populations behaved in an intoxicated… 
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