UNZELA PRONOE FUSCATUS

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Unzela Walker, 1856 ...........
Species: pronoe fuscatus Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

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DISTRIBUTION:

Unzela pronoe fuscatus flies in Brazil, the specimen type locality.

FLIGHT TIMES:

Unzela pronoe fuscatus 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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