(Rothschild & Jordan, 1910)
Callionima acuta courtesy of Jean Haxaire.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Callionima Lucas, 1857 ...........
Species: acuta Rothschild & Jordan, 1910
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Callionima acuta (Wing span: mm),
Bolivia: Santoa Cruz, La Paz (750-1200m); and
Callionima acuta male, Peru, courtesy of Vladimir Izersky.
Callionima acuta adults probably fly
as multiple broods.
Adults eclose from pupae formed in flimsy cocoons among leaf litter.
Callionima acuta female, Peru, courtesy of Vladimir Izersky.
SCENTING AND MATING:
Females call in the males with a
pheromone released from a gland at the tip of the
abdomen. Both males and females nectar at flowers.
EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:
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