Updated as per Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) de Venezuela, Compilado por: María Esperanza Chacín; December 2009
Updated as per CATE Sphingidae (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Venezuela); May 14, 2011
Callionima calliomenae, Venezuela, from Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) de Venezuela,
Compilado por: María Esperanza Chacín.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Callionima Lucas, 1857 ...........
Species: calliomenae Schaufuss, 1870
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(Wing span: approx. 67mm), flies in northwestern
Venezuela: Falcon: Aroa; Merida; Aragua; Guarico; Lara; Miranda; Portuguesa;
the Dominican Republic; and
Possibly it also flies in eastern Colombia??
The forewing outer margin is regularly dentate and only slightly hollowed out below the apex.
The hindwing basal area is dark yellow.
Callionima calliomenae male, Aroa, Falcon, Venezuela,
on my home computer only.
Callionima calliomenae adults
probably fly as multiple broods.
Adults eclose from pupae formed in flimsy
cocoons among leaf litter.
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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