Updated as per The Known Sphingidae of Costa Rica, November 2007
Updated as per personal communication with Jose Monzon (Guatemala); May 2009
Updated as per AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, December 2009
Updated as per CATE (description; Costa Rica, Venezuela, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia); February 19, 2011
Updated as per French Guiana Systematics: Sphingidae; May 14, 2011
Updated as per CATE Sphingidae (Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, French Guiana); May 14, 2011
Nyceryx ericea ericea, male, Costa Rica, courtesy of Dan Janzen.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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I suspect it is also present in Colombia; Guyana; and Suriname.
Immediately distinguished by the semitransparent spots in the distal half of the forewing and the tornal area of the hindwing, and the yellow base to the hindwing upperside. Olive-black posterior part of tegula sharply defined. Forewing upperside with several semitransparent spots in the distal half and a black streak on 1A+2A before the middle. Hindwing upperside with sharply defined basal yellow area, anteriorly with three brownish-black spots that are contiguous with the costal border, the middle spot thinnest and sometimes prolonged to a line. CATE
Nyceryx ericea ericea, female, Costa Rica, courtesy of Dan Janzen.
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