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
Updated as per personal communication with Ezequiel Bustos (Shilap revta. lepid. 43 (172) diciembre, 2015, 615-631 eISSN 2340-4078 ISSN 0300-5267), January 4, 2016
Callionima guiarti male, courtesy of Jean Haxaire, as per Creative Commons.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Callionima Lucas, 1857 ...........
Species: guiarti Gehlen, 1935
(Wing span: mm), flies in
Brazil: Maranhao; Mato Grosso (IK) and
Possibly ?? it is now (2015) also recognized in Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay.
Callionima guiarti adults probably fly as multiple broods.
Adults eclose from pupae formed in flimsy cocoons among leaf litter.
Callionima guiarti female, courtesy of Jean Haxaire, as per Creative Commons.
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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