Updated as per "A Hawk Moths fauna of southern Maranhão state, Brazil, ... "; NEVA: Jahrgang 34 Heft 3 November 2013; via Jean Haxaire; April 5, 2014
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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Duponchel's Sphinx, Amphonyx rivularis (Wing span: 4 5/16 - 5 7/8 inches (11 - 15 cm), males much smaller than females)], flies in southern Brazil: Minas Gerais; southern Maranhoa. It was at one time equated with duponchel.
Recently Amphonyx has been resurrected as a genus due to significant differences in genitalia between Cocytius and Amphonyx species.
Amphonyx rivularis adults nectar at flowers and brood continuously.
In Bolivia there are records for March-April and June-July-August-September-October-November-December.
Both males and females come to lights.
Pupae probably wiggle to surface from subterranean chambers just prior to eclosion.
SCENTING AND MATING:
Females call in the
males with a pheromone released from a gland at the tip of the
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