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Superfamily: Sphingoidea, Dyar, 1902
This moth has been given provisional status as a distinct species (Kitching and Cadiou 2000), but it may be the same as A. g. gannascus. The images displayed on this page are submitted as A. g. gannascus.
Adhemarius gannascus male, Costa Rica, courtesy of Dan janzen.
Adhemarius gannascus male underside, Costa Rica, courtesy of Dan janzen.
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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