NYCERYX ERICEA MINOR

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Nyceryx Boisduval, [1875] ...........
Species: ericea minor B. P. Clark, 1916

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DISTRIBUTION:

Nyceryx ericea minor flies in Brazil, the specimen type locality.

Kitching and Cadiou (2000) report this subspecies is not valid. The designated specimen was found to be simply a small Nyceryx ericea

FLIGHT TIMES:

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

ECLOSION:

Adults eclose, usually within three weeks.

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

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