Dilophonotini of Peru:
Aellopos, Eupyrrhoglossum, Nyceryx, Perigonia
This tentative checklist will become more accurate as images and information are sent to me. If you would like
to assist in the development of this worldwide Sphingidae data/image
base, please send info and images to Bill Oehlke.
I have arranged the images in accordance with my perception of wing characters: predominent markings, shape, colour,
There are probaby some Peruvian species not dlisted below, and there are some species not officially confirmed for Peru, although
I think they have a good chance of being found there.
Females often have a wing shape or pattern that differs from the males. I hope some day to also have a thumbnail checklist for the females.
Nyceryx continua cratera male, Shima, Junin, Peru,
June 15, 2010, 700m, courtesy of Peter Bruce-Jones.
Perigonia lusca male, Shima, Junin, Peru,
June 12, 2010, 700m, courtesy of Peter Bruce-Jones.
Forewing upperside uniform grey, crossed by a nearly straight antemedian line, a sinuate, very thin postmedian line and a double submarginal line (outer line heavier)
that runs almost perpendicular from costa to tornus.
Hindwing upperside most similar to Perigonia stulta but yellow tornal patch larger.
Perigonia lusca :
Fw: Dark, slightly irregular, inwardly concave, thick line runs from apex to anal angle.
Prominent, straight, dark aml outwardly shaded in dark brown more widely along inner angle, tapers toward costa.
Small black dot at base of costa midpoint, slightly larger black, short black streak in cell.
Hw yellow band very variable. Junin
Crenulations of forewing outer margin are variable in degree of development, but greatly produced near midpoint.
Forewing upperside lacks distinct grey-brown or pale brown lunate patch on the outer margin.
Forewing underside submarginal line distinct at least from the apex to M2, bordered with grey distally.
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