Manduca barnesi

Manduca barnesi
man-DOO-kuhM BARNS-eye
(B. P. Clark, 1919) Protoparce

Manduca barnesi courtesy of Dan Janzen.

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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, [1802]
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner, [1807] ...........
Species: barnesi (B. P. Clark, 1919)


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Manduca barnesi (wingspan: males: 108mm; females: 121mm) flies in
Guatemala (specimen type locality): Peten (TS) to
Costa Rica: Guanacaste.

Manducabarnesi, Grande Papagayo, north-west coast of the Tamarindo Peninsula, Guanacaste, Costa Rica,
near Panama, September 13, 2008, courtesy of Tony James, id confirmed by Bill Oehlke.


Manduca barnesi adults fly as three broods in Costa Rica: January, May through July, and September through November.


Pupae probably wiggle to surface from subterranean chambers just prior to eclosion.

Manduca barnesi female courtesy of Dan Janzen.

Manduca barnesi, Ixpanpajul, 5km S. Santa Elena, Peten, Guatemala,
June 5, 2015, 200m, 116mm, courtesy of Terry Stoddard, id by Bill Oehlke.


Females call in the males with a pheromone released from a gland at the tip of the abdomen. Adults take nectar from flowers.


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Manduca barnesi, male, 108mm, Guatemala, on my home computer only.

Manduca barnesi, female, 121mm, Guatemala, on my home computer only.