Neogene curitiba male: wingspan: 52 mm, September;
female: 63 mm,
Reserva Vale da Solidão 14o22’S
56o07’W, 450 m, Mato Grosso, Brazil,
October, courtesy of Eurides Furtado.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 1802
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Neogene Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 ...........
Species: curitiba Jones, 1908
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(Wing span: 52-63mm) flies in Brazil.
Neogene curitiba adults
fly in October and possibly in other months.
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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