AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, October 2007
Updated as per CATE (description; Peru, Ecuador, Brazil; March 7, 2011
Manduca clarki male, courtesy of Ian Kitching.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Similar to Manduca scutata, Manduca pellenia and, most closely, to Manduca lucetius, from which it differs in being smaller, and the pale parts of the upperside of the thorax and wings grey, without a yellowish buff tint. Forewing shape similar to that of Manduca lucetius, less elongate than in Manduca scutata. Antenna slightly thinner than in Manduca lucetius, much thinner than in Manduca scutata and Manduca pellenia. Head with frons nearly as black as occiput. Abdomen upperside with white dorsal spots vestigial or diffuse; 7th segment without yellow lateral patch. Palpus with 1st segment with white ventral margin. Abdomen underside white, suffused with brown-black scales, especially laterally, except for 1st segment, which is pure white; dark mesial spots fewer than in the similar species.Legs as black as the sides of the abdomen, suffused with white scales. Fore- and hindwing pattern almost identical to those of Manduca lucetius, except that the marginal grey band of the hindwing less shaded with black, but more so than in Manduca scutata or Manduca pellenia. Forewing underside with 2 faint dark transverse lines, outlined with grey distally, curved as much as in Manduca lucetius, more so than in Manduca scutata or Manduca pellenia. CATE
Manduca clarki, 106mm, courtesy of Jean Haxaire.
Manduca clarki, 102mm, courtesy of Jean Haxaire.
Manduca clarki, 103mm, Morona-Santiago, Ecuador,
courtesy of Jean Haxaire.
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