I have arranged the images in accordance with my perception of wing characters: predominent markings, shape, colour, size.
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.
As of November 24, 2012, this checklist has been revised for Suriname. The page is inspired by and dedicated to Johan van't Bosch who has provided beautiful images and data for many species.
Many thanks also to Dan Janzen and other photographers/sources who have provided images or information as cited on the individual species files.
Adhemarius: palmeri and roessleri are quite distinct.
A. daphne daphne
Similar to A. gannascus.
Fw subapical mark on costa broader than in gannascus.
Note absence of dark costal region in antemedian band.
A. roessleri *
Dark apical patch broadly trapezoidal.
Antemedial band bulbous lower 2/3, split, with slight intrusion onto costa.
dark area on basal costa continuous to inner margin
forewing less produced than in dentoni;
dark apical area reduced to thin comma;
large semicircular dark area on costa;
separate from larger, lower dark area;
additional dark patches on costa
oblong dark oval in lower median area
A. gagarini *
Similar to A. gannascus.
Dark area on basal costa continuous to inner margin
Fw subapical mark on costa broadly trapezoidal.
A. ypsilon ?
I am not sure if ypsilon or roessleri or possibly both species fly in Suriname
Protambulyx: The five Protambulyx indicated for Suriname should be easily determined just by examination of the forewings as per the significant characters indicated below.
Sphingini: Agrius, Amphimoea, Cocytius, Amphonyx, Morcocytius, Pseudococytius
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