now treated as a synonym of falcifera
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Callionima Lucas, 1857 ...........
Species: elainae Niedhofer, 1968
Callionima elainae (Wing span: mm), flies in Jamaica. Now treated as a synonym of falcifera.
Callionima elainae 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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