Manduca dalica anthina

Manduca dalica anthina
(Jordan, 1911) Protoparce

Manduca dalica anthina, November 11, 2004, Pote, Minas Gerais, Brazil,
courtesy of Frederik Goussey.

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, [1802]
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner, [1807] ...........
Species: dalica anthina (Jordan, 1911)

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DISTRIBUTION:

Manduca dalica anthina flies in southeastern Brazil (Rio de Janeiro--specimen type locality).

FLIGHT TIMES:

Manduca dalica anthina adults fly in November and possibly at aother times.

ECLOSION:

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

SCENTING AND MATING:

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

EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:

Larva have been reported on

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