Updated as per personal communication with Ezequiel Osvaldo Nunez Bustos (Yacutinga, Misiones, Argentina); 2008
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
Unzela japix discrepans

Unzela japix discrepans
Walker, 1856

Unzela japix discrepans, Yacutinga, Misiones, Argentina, courtesy of Ezequiel Osvaldo Nunez Bustos.

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Unzela Walker, 1856 ...........
Species: japix discrepans Walker, 1856

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DISTRIBUTION:

Unzela japix discrepans flies in
southeastern Brazil, the specimen type locality; Rio de Janeiro; and in
Argentina: Misiones (ENB).

FLIGHT TIMES:

Unzela japix discrepans probably has two to three broods annually, with adults taken in May to June, August to September and from December to January.

ECLOSION:

Adults eclose from pupae formed in subterranean chambers.

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:

Larvae probably feed on members of the Dilleniaceae family. Return to Sphingidae Index
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