Updated as per More, Kitching and Cocucci's Hawkmoths of Argentina 2005, October, 2007
Updated as per http://www.pybio.org/SPHINGINAE.htm, October 2007
Updated as per AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, October 2007
Updated as per http://biological-diversity.info/sphingidae.htm (Belize), November 2007
Updated as per Fauna Entomologica De Nicarauga, November 2007
Updated as per The Known Sphingidae of Costa Rica, November 2007
Updated as per personal communication with Vladimir Izersky (Junin Peru, October 21, 2008, 1050m), November 2008.
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Superfamily: Sphingoidea, Dyar, 1902
Ambulyx rostralis (Boisduval, 1870), Nicaragua, is same as gannascus gannascus
Ambulyx janus (Boisduval, 1870), Guatemala, is same as gannascus gannascus
Ambulyx daphne (Boisduval, ), Brazil, is same as gannascus gannascus
Amplypterus f. connexa (Closs, 1911), Brazil, is same as gannascus gannascus
Amplypterus f. fulvescens (Closs, 1911), Mexico, is same as gannascus gannascus
Amplypterus f. grisescens (Closs, 1911), Colombia, is same as gannascus gannascus
Amplypterus f. rubra (Closs, 1911), Venezuela, is same as gannascus gannascus
Amplypterus f. acostalis (Closs, 1915), Mexico, is same as gannascus gannascus
Amplypterus f. interrupta (Closs, 1915), Mexico, is same as gannascus gannascus
Amplypterus f. mollis (Gehlen, 1928), Brazil, is same as gannascus gannascus
Amplypterus f. magicus (Gehlen, 1928), Colombia, is same as gannascus gannascus
Visit Adhemarius gannascus female, Rio Venado, Junin, Peru, courtesy of Vladimir Izersky.
Adhemarius gannascus male, Costa Rica, courtesy of Dan Janzen.
Adhemarius gannascus male underside, Costa Rica, courtesy of Dan janzen.
Adhemarius gannascus, Trapp Family Lodge, 1Km from
Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve,
Costa Rica, June 6th 2005, courtesy of Mark Dennis via Andy Adcock.
Adhemarius gannascus form interrupta ??, Arenal Lodge, Costa Rica,
September 22, 2008, courtesy of Tony James.
Adhemarius gannascus gannascus larvae feed upon Lauraceae (Rubiacaeae) and Ocotea veraguensis, Persea povedae, Persea americana and Nectandra salicina.
Adhemarius gannascus gannascus yellow morph.
Adhemarius gannascus gannascus green from (common).
Adhemarius gannascus gannascus pale green from with red dots.
Development from pupation to adult emergence is less than three weeks (sixteen to eighteen days). The pupa is dark chestnut, smooth and shiny.
I suspect the larvae will pupate in dark buckets under layers of paper towels as opposed to more natural underground pupation.
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