Manduca incisa Updated as per personal communication with Ezequiel Bustos (Shilap revta. lepid. 43 (172) diciembre, 2015, 615-631 eISSN 2340-4078 ISSN 0300-5267), January 4, 2016

Manduca incisa
(Walker, 1856) Macrosila

Manduca incisa, courtesy of All Leps Barcode of Life.

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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, [1802]
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner, [1807] ...........
Species: incisa (Walker, 1856)


Manduca incisa flies in
Brazil (specimen type locality): Mato Grosso; Sao Paulo;
Bolivia: Ipati (1000m), Department of Santa Cruz; and in
Paraguay: Concepcion; San Pedro; Amambay; Canindeyu.

Vadim Kroutov adds a range into Misiones,
Argentina: Misiones, with the following image.

Manduca incisa male, 85mm, Misiones, Argentina,
courtesy of Vadim Kroutov.

May be distinguished from Manduca lefeburii by the possession of narrow black mesial line on the abdomen upperside; by the forewing upperside being paler proximal to the transverse band than distal to it; by the somewhat more conspicuous distal costal mark; and by the more extended apical line. CATE


Manduca incisa adults fly


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

Manduca incisa, courtesy of All Leps Barcode of Life.


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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