Updated as per personal communication with Johan van't Bosch (Mato Grosso, Brazil, September 20, March 22), March 2008
Updated as per French Guiana Sphingidae; March 9, 2011
Updated as per CATE (description; Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil); February 12, 2011
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
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Yasuni, Ecuador, September 11, 2002 - 12:34 AM
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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Ezequiel Bustos indicates it has also been taken in Argentina: Tucuman, and that it is likely also present in Salta and Jujuy.
"Very similar to Manduca lefeburii, but the forewing upperside transverse dark band that runs through the discal spot is narrower, less diffuse, and does not reach the outer margin. It ends about 2/3 the distance to the outer margin, and is represented by dark submarginal and marginal marks on veins M3 and CuA1. The more distal dark costal mark is more conspicuous than in Manduca lefeburii." CATE
There is at least an August flight in French Guiana.
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