Madoryx oiclus jamaicensis
Neidhoefer, 1968

Madoryx oiclus jamaicensis, 96mm, Jamaica.

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Madoryx Boisduval, 1875 ...........
Species: oiclus jamaicensis Neidhoefer, 1968

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DISTRIBUTION:

Madoryx oiclus jamaicensis flies in Jamaica.

FLIGHT TIMES:

Moths are probably on the wing in just about every month.

ECLOSION:

Adults eclose, usually within three weeks, from pupae formed in flimsy cocoons spun amongst leaf litter.

SCENTING AND MATING:

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

EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:

Larvae feed on ... and spin a very flimsy cocoon amongst leaf litter.

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