Manduca exiguus Created as per Nachr. entomol. Ver. Apollo, N. F. 36 (1): 4954 (2015): Manduca exiguus (Gehlen, 1942): a valid species from southern and southeastern Brazil, Uruguay and northeastern Argentina
Jean Haxaire, Rodolphe Rougerie, Carlos G. C. Mielke and Ian J. Kitching; January 5, 2016

Manduca exiguus
(Gehlen, 1942) Protoparce

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, [1802]
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner, [1807] ...........
Species: exiguus (Gehlen, 1942)

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DISTRIBUTION:

Manduca exiguus flies in
southern and southeastern Brazil: Santa Catarina, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, Parana;
Uruguay: unspecified (original type as a subspecies of lucetius), and
northeastern Argentina: Entre Rios, Misiones, Chaco, Buenos Aires.

This species is very similar to Manduca contracta and has only recently (2015) been removed from synonymity with that species.

FLIGHT TIMES:

Manduca exiguus adults fly

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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