Updated as per personal communication with Jose Ramon Alvarez Corral; August 6, 2012; ongoing
Euryglottis johannes male, Venezuela,
courtesy of Vadim Kroutov,
digital reconstruction by Bill Oehlke.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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I belive this species flies at lower elevation (700m-1300m) as compared to the very similar Euryglottis aper which is a high elevation species.
I also believe there is a diffuse suffusion of yellowish scales between the distinct forewing cell mark and the costa in johannes as opposed to a very distinct, short, yellowish bar in aper. The yellowish apical line is straighter in aper as opposed to the slightly more arched line in johannes in its upper half.
Euryglottis johannes female, Venezuela,
courtesy of Vadim Kroutov.
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Euryglottis johannes, 135mm, Venezuela, courtesy of All Leps Barcode of Life.