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
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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The upperside of the forewing is pale silvery gray with black markings; in some moths the wing base may be very dark. The upperside of the hindwing is deep yellow with a black border that covers more than half the wing.
Larvae have a long dark "anal horn" in the first instar.
Moths emerge in as few as fourteen days from pupation, although a full month seems to be more typical.
Larvae are subject to parasitization from Belvosia sp. 7 of the Tachinidae family.
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