Ezequiel Osvaldo Núñez Bustos of Argentina will be sending images
and data from his country.
Although I believe these
"tribal" checklists contain only species within Argentina,
I fully expect there are yet a few omissions. If you have corrections
to offer, please contact
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Ezequiel Osvaldo Núñez Bustos of Argentina will be sending images and data from his country.
Argentina is bordered by Chile on the West, the Atlantic Ocean to the East, and is capped by Bolivia and Paraguay to the North. The extreme northeastern section of Argentina is bordered by Uruguay and southeastern Brazil.
I am most thankful to Jean Haxaire for sending me an electronic copy of Faune de Bolivie, Lépidoptères Sphingidae, Ecologie et systématique. Those species, followed by *, are ones indicated by Jean for Bolivia, and they served as a starting point for this checklist. The "*" is being replaced by collectors'/photographers' initials as confirmations for Argentina arrive.
I have added those species whose specimen type locality is Argentina.
Daniel Rojas Lanus (DRL) sent me a picture of Hyles lineata from Argentina. Oz Rittner (OR) sent me pictures of Pachylioides resumens, Phryxus caicus, Manduca sexta paphus, Adhemarius daphne and Xylophanes chiron nechus, all from Argentina. Many additions to the list, confirmed by Ezequiel Osvaldo Núñez Bustos, are followed by his initials (EB).
Many thanks to Jean Haxaire and Ian Kitching who have provided many images or helped with identifications.
As of October 2007, this list has been confirmed by the L.O.L.A. publication Hawkmoths of Argentina, More, Kitching and Cocucci, 2005.
A special thanks to Fernando Penco of Argentina. Fernando has sent me electronic images of many of the rarer species in Argentina. He also provides data: location and date.
Carlos Marzano (CM) and Nigel Venters (NV) have also provided many images and data.
In his The Hawk Moths of North America, 2007, James P. Tuttle has assigned all the Sphinx genus species from Mexico south throughout South American to Lintneria, Butler, 1876, based on consistent differences in wing characters and significant larval differences. I have followed that reassignment. James P. Tuttle has also reared E. obscura, and reports both the light colour morph and the dark colour morph (previously thought to be domingonis XX) from the same egg batch.
Xylophanes nabuchodonosor, Parque Nacional Baritu, Salta, Argentina,
October 1989, courtesy of Leonardo Aguado, id and digital repair by Bill Oehlke.
Neogene reevei, Villa Amancay, Cardoba, Argentina,
December 20, 2007, courtesy of Carlos Marzano.
I have updated files with images of Nyceryx continus. Manduca lichenea, Madoryx oiclus and Xylophanes porcus.
Ezequiel writes, "I send these some pics of sphingidae, the first two from Campo Ramón, Misiones province (8806 & 8811). One is Nyceryx continua (25/09/2010) and the second is Manduca lichenea (26/09/2010). The 9928 is Orecta lycidas eos (07/03/2011), a very scarse specie from El Palmar National Park, Entre Ríos province. There are four, Madoryx oiclus, from Río Pilcomayo National Park, Formosa province (29/05/2011). The 8942 is X. porcus from Salto Encantado (Misiones province) at 28/09/2010.
Adhemarius daphne, Yacutinga Private Reserve, Misiones Province,
(near border between Argentina and Brazil), September 2007,
courtesy of Ezequiel Osvaldo Núñez Bustos.
Agrius cingulata EB
Aellopos ceculus EB
Hyles annei EB
Nyceryx riscus, Yacutinga, Misiones, Argentina,
February 2008, courtesy/copyright Ezequiel Bustos.
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Sphingini: Agrius, Amphimoea, Cocytius, Euryglottis, Lintneria, Sphinx
Smerinthini: Adhemarius, Orecta and Protambulyx
Dilophonotini: Aleuron, Enyo, Pachylia, Pachylioides, and Unzela
Dilophonotini: Aellopos, Eupyrrhoglossum, Nyceryx and Perigonia
Dilophonotini: Callionima, Erinnyis, Hemeroplanes, Isognathus, Madoryx, Oryba, Pachylia, Phryxus and Pseudosphinx
Macroglossini: Hyles and Xylophanes
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