Manduca gueneei

Manduca gueneei
(B. P. Clark, 1932) Chlaenogramma

Manduca gueneei, courtesy of All Leps Barcode of Life.

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, [1802]
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner, [1807] ...........
Species: gueneei (B. P. Clark, 1932)

DISTRIBUTION:

Manduca gueneei (forewing length: 44mm) flies in Brazil: (specimen type locality): Rio de Janeiro; Minas Gerais. Fresh specimens often have some reddish brown hairs or scales on the head, thorax and abdomen as well as in the upper half of the forewing median field.

Manduca gueneei male, Brazil,
courtesy of Jean Haxaire.

FLIGHT TIMES:

Manduca gueneei adults fly

ECLOSION:

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

Manduca gueneei, courtesy of All Leps Barcode of Life.

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 ??

Manduca gueneei female, Brado Moto, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
courtesy of Jean Haxaire.

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