Updated as per personal communication with Francierlem Oliveira (Extremoz, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, May 3, 2016); May 3, 2016

Callionima grisescens elegans
(Gehlen, 1935),

Callionima grisescens elegans, Extremoz, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil,
May 3, 2016, courtesy of Francierlem Oliveira.

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Callionima Lucas, 1857 ...........
Species: grisescens elegans Gehlen, 1935

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DISTRIBUTION:

Callionima grisescens elegans (Wing span: mm), flies in Brazil and is endemic to the northeastern regions of
Brazil: Rio Grande do Norte (FO), etc..

FLIGHT TIMES:

Callionima grisescens elegans adults probably fly as multiple broods. Francierlem Oliveira reports an early May flight in Extremoz, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

ECLOSION:

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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