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
Neogene albescens male, northern Argentina,
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 1802
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Neogene Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 ...........
Species: albescens B. P. Clark, 1929
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(Wing span: ) flies in
Argentina: Cordoba, La Pampa, La Rioja, Salta.
Neogene albescens adults
fly during the moths of January and October-November, usually at elevations from 250-800m.
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 probably nectar at a variety of flowers.
EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:
Larvae feed on
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