Hyles lineata lineata
HYE-leezmmlih-nee-AGH-tuh
(Fabricius, 1775) Sphinx
White-lined Sphinx

Hyles lineata fifth instar larva, near San Guillermo City, Santa Fe, Argentina,
on Alternanthera pungens, December 29, 2009, courtesy of Agustin Sinde, via Jorge Frana.

Hyles lineata larvae, near San Guillermo City, Santa Fe, Argentina,
on Alternanthera pungens, December 29, 2009, courtesy of Agustin Sinde, via Jorge Frana.

Many thanks to Agustin Sinde and Jorge E. Frana who provided the image and data for Hyles lineata. This species has been previously reported in northwestern Argentina, but the occurence in Sante Fe Province represents an eastward range extension not reported in the L.O.L.A. publication for Argentina. I suspect there will be other additions for Santa Fe.

Jorge Frana writes, "The appropiate locations of the larvae found on border of field crops (soybeans and sorghum) were at 3020'30.36S & 6156'05.9W East of San Guillermo city, and the other close to Arrufo city were at 3016'48.09S & 6147'08.13W. Larvae always were found on plants of Alternanthera pungens (Amaranthaceae) and never were found on the mentioned crops close by."

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