Updated as per personal communication with Jose Monzon (Guatemala); May 2009
Updated as per CATE (Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico); February 11, 2011
Updated as per French Guiana Sphingidae; March 8, 2011
Updated as per CATE Sphingidae (Mexico, Venezuela, Guyana, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Argentina); March 8, 2011
Updated as per personal communication with Harald Kranz (Trinidad, late June 2011); July 10, 2011
Updated as per personal communication with Ezequiel Osvaldo Nunez Bustos (Yacutinga Private Reserve, Misiones, Argentina, September 11, 2010); September 27, 2011
Updated as per personal communication with Ezequiel Osvaldo Nunez Bustos (larva, Campo Ramón (Misiones), November 27, 2009); October 1, 2011
Updated as per personal communication with Sergio D. Ríos Díaz in CATÁLOGO DE LOS SPHINGIDAE (INSECTA: LEPIDOPTERA) DEPOSITADOS EN EL MUSEO NACIONAL DE HISTORIA NATURAL DEL PARAGUAY; sent to me in July 2014 by Sergio D. Ríos Díaz.
Updated as per personal communication with Terry Stoddard (Peten, Guatemala, June, 127mm); August 15, 2015
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
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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It also flies in Bolivia: La Paz: Murillo, Río Zongo, 750m; and in Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz,
Janson; and in Ichilo, Buena Vista, 450; and in Mutún, 20 miles W of
Puerto Suárez, 1500'; and in
Paraguay: Guaira and Canindeyu.
It probably also flies in Suriname and Guyana. This species has been found only once in the United States, in Kansas.
The upperside of the forewing is dark brown, "plagued" with two large white patches.
Manduca albiplaga male, courtesy of Hubert Mayer.
In Bolivia it has been taken in November. Ezequiel osvaldo Nunez Bustos reports a September flight in Misiones, Argentina.
Manduca albiplaga, Yacutinga Private Reserve, Misiones, Argentina,
September 11, 2010, courtesy of Ezequiel Osvaldo Nunez Bustos
Manduca albiplaga, Ixpanpajul, 5km S Santa Elena, Peten, Guatemala,
June 5, 2015, 200m, 127mm, courtesy of Terry Stoddard, id by Bill Oehlke.
Manduca albiplaga female courtesy of Dan Janzen.
Manduca albiplaga larva, Campo Ramon, Misiones, Argentina,
November 27, 2009, courtesy of Ezequiel Osvaldo Nunez Bustos.
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