ISOGNATHUS MOSSI MOSSI
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Isognathus G. Felder & R. Felder, 1862 ...........
Species: mossi mossi B. P. Clark, 1919
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Isognathus mossi mossi
(Wing span: , females larger than males),
flies in eastern Brazil,
the specimen type locality.
There are probably several flights
throughout the year.
Moths emerge from pupae in thin-walled cocoons
under leaf litter within 8-24 days of pupation.
SCENTING AND MATING:
Females call in the males with a pheromone released from a gland at the tip of
the abdomen. Adults nectar at flowers, including petunia.
EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:
Females probably lay eggs on leaves of Apocynacea.
long tails; colouration suggests they are unpalatable to birds.
The pupae are also quite colourful, and, I suspect,
are very lively. Moths generaly emerge witin 8-24 days of pupation.
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