Updated as per http://biological-diversity.info/sphingidae.htm (Belize), November 2007
Updated as per Fauna Entomologica De Nicarauga, November 2007
Updated as per The Known Sphingidae of Costa Rica, November 2007
Updated as per personal communication with Vladimir Izersky, (Coviriali, Junin, Peru, September), December 2008
Updated as per personal communication with Kirby Wolfe (Santa Rosa, San Jose, Costa Rica), January 2009
Updated as per personal communication with Jose Monzon (Guatemala); May 2009
Updated as per More, Kitching and Cocucci's Hawkmoths of Argentina 2005, December 2009
Updated as per AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, December 2009
Updated as per Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) de Venezuela, Compilado por: María Esperanza Chacín; December 2009
Updated as per personal communication with Ezequiel Nunez Bustos (Osununu Private Reserve, Misiones, Argentina, November 24, 2009); December 2009
Updated as per personal communication with Alexander Buldring (Avanhandava, Sao Paulo, Brazil, January 15, 2013); January 30, 2013
Updated as per personal communication with Sergio D. Ríos Díaz in CATÁLOGO DE LOS SPHINGIDAE (INSECTA: LEPIDOPTERA) DEPOSITADOS EN EL MUSEO NACIONAL DE HISTORIA NATURAL DEL PARAGUAY; sent to me in July 2014 by Sergio D. Ríos Díaz.
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 inuus
Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

Callionima inuus, Paraguay, PYBIO.

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Callionima Lucas, 1857 ...........
Species: inuus Rothschild & Jordan, 1910

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DISTRIBUTION:

Callionima inuus (Wing span: 67 - 72 mm), flies in
Mexico;
Belize: Orange Walk, Cayo, Toledo;
Guatemala (JM);
Nicaragua: Jinotega, Matagalpa, Zelaya, Rio San Juan;
Costa Rica: Guanacaste, Puntarenas, Lemon, Heredia, Alajuela, San Jose, Carthage;
Panama; through
Venezuela: Amazonas, Aragua, Bolivar, Miranda, Tachira; to
Paraguay: Paraguari; Central; Amambay; Canindeyu
Bolivia: La Paz (450m); Santa Cruz (750m);
Brazil: Sao Paulo: Avanhandava (AB); and
Argentina: Chaco, Corrientes (66m), Entre Rios, Formosa, Jujuy, Misiones 158-546m, Salta).
Peru is the specimen type locality: Junin (662m).

Callionima inuus, Pook's Hill Reserve, Cayo District, Belize,
June 23, 2006, courtesy of Brant Reif.

A thin but distinct yellow streak runs from the tip of the pointed apex almost to the base of the large light-coloured patch along the costa.

Callionima inuus female, Coviriali, Junin, Peru,
September 29, 2008, 662m, courtesy of Vladimimr Izersky.

Callionima inuus, Osununu Private Reserve, Misiones, Argentina,
November 24, 2009, courtesy of Ezequiel Nunez Bustos.

FLIGHT TIMES:

Callionima inuus adults fly continuously and specimens have been taken in every month in Costa Rica.

Alexander Buldring reports a January flight in Avanhandava, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Luiz Eugenio Costa Figueiredo reports an April flight in Assis, Sao paulo, Brazil.

Callionima inuus male, Avanhandava, Sao Paulo, Brazil,
January 15, 2013, courtesy of Alexander Buldring.

Callionima inuus male, Avanhandava, Sao Paulo, Brazil,
January 15, 2013, courtesy of Alexander Buldring.

Callionima inuus, Assis, Sao Paulo, Brazil,
April 8, 2016, courtesy of Luiz Eugenio Costa Figueiredo.

Callionima inuus male, Coviriali, Junin, Peru,
September 23, 2008, 662m, courtesy of Vladimimr Izersky.

ECLOSION:

Adults eclose from pupae formed in flimsy cocoons among leaf litter.

Females are usually active from 11:00 pm until 3:00 am, while the males are on the wing from midnight until 2:30 am.

Callionima inuus male courtesy of Dan Janzen.

Callionima inuus female courtesy of Dan Janzen.

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 and come in to lights, but males are taken much more frequently that way.

Callionima inuus, Santa Rosa, San Jose, Costa Rica, courtesy of Kirby Wolfe.

EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:

Larvae probably feed on Tabernaemontana alba and on other members of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane) family.

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