Updated as per The Known Sphingidae of Costa Rica, November 2007
Updated as per personal communication with Jose Monzon (Guatemala); May 2009

Nyceryx eximia
Rothschild & Jordan, 1916

Nyceryx eximia, male, Costa Rica, courtesy of Dan Janzen.

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Nyceryx Boisduval, [1875] ...........
Species: eximia Rothschild & Jordan, 1916

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DISTRIBUTION:

Nyceryx eximia flies in Panama, the specimen type locality, and in Costa Rica and Guatemala (JM) and as far north as Mexico.

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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