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


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.


Adults eclose from pupae formed in subterranean chambers.


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.


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