Updated as per CATE

Callionima juliane
Eitschberger, 2000,

Callionima juliane male, Rio Maranon, Balzas, Amazonas, Peru,
courtesy of CATE.

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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Callionima Lucas, 1857 ...........
Species: juliane Walker, 1856


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Callionima juliane (Wing span: males: 54-62mm; females: 54-64mm), flies in
Peru: Amazonas.

"Very similar to Callionima falcifera but smaller and with a paler, more uniform, less contrasting forewing and hindwing upperside pattern, standing in relation to that species in the same way as Callionima guiarti does to Callionima parce.

"Forewing upperside with upper branch of silver spot thick and unbranched anteriorly; form of the pale oblique apical line, expanding at M1 into a pale patch, identical to that in Callionima falcifera, ie, downward only, not back toward the apex along the outer margin.

"Dark patch on the anal area of the hindwing upperside brown, weakly developed (blackish and strongly developed in Callionima falcifera)." CATE

Callionima juliane male (verso), Rio Maranon, Balzas, Amazonas, Peru,
courtesy of CATE.


Callionima juliane adults fly ??


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


Females call in the males with a pheromone released from a gland at the tip of the abdomen.


Larvae probably feed on members of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane) family: Aspidosperma macrocarpa .

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