Updated as per personal communication with Eurides Furtado
Updated as per AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, December 2009
Updated as per personal communication with Peter Bruce-Jones (madre Dios, Peru, 500m); February 2010
Updated as per CATE description, February 2010
Updated as per personal communication with Jose Ramon Alvarez Corral (Bolivar, Venezuela); May 27, 2012; ongoing
Isognathus swainsonii male: 82 mm, December,
Reserva Vale da Solidão, 14o22’S 56o07’W, 450 m, Diamantino, Mato Grosso, Brazil,
courtesy of Eurides Furtado.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
copyright C. Odenkirk
Jean Haxaire records it in French Guiana: Kaw; and Jose Ramon Alvarez Corral reports it in Venezuela: Bolivar.
Isognathus swainsonii, Madre Dios, Peru, 500m, courtesy of Peter Bruce-Jones.
If the hindwing is visible, the dark marginal band of swainsonii tends to be uniformly wider and less regularly dentate along the veins as in leachii. CATE
Larvae have long tails which shorten in final instar; colouration suggests they are unpalatable to birds.
The pupae are also quite colourful, and, I suspect, are very lively. Moths generally emerge witin 8-24 days of pupation.
The following larva is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, courtesy of Luiza Horta. I am not positive regarding its (my) identification as I. swainsonii as I have no images of swainsonii for reference. It does not seem a perfect match for the larval image I have of Isognathus caricae, but it is very close to that species. I am going with swainsonii simply because swainsonii is known from Rio de Janeiro.
Isognathus swainsonii???, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
February 18, 2016, courtesy of Luiza Horta, tentative id by Bill Oehlke.
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