Pair: Paratype male 60 mm; female 60 mm. September-October,
Reserva Vale da Solidão, 14o22’S 56o07’W, 450 m, Diamantino, Mato Grosso, Brazil,
courtesy of Eurides Furtado.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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Nyceryx furtadoi, 62mm, Calilegua, Jujuy, Argentina,
November 17, 2009, 750m, courtesy of Nigel Venters,
tentative identification by Bill Oehlke.
Nyceryx furtadoi, San Lorenzo, Central, Paraguay,
August, 2009, courtesy of Paul Smith.
I am not sure if the following characters are consistent or even relevant, but differences between
N. alophus and N. furtadoi which are sympatric is some areas (San Lorenzo, Central, Paraguay) include the following:
In N. alophus the white bar is more oblique and extends all the way up to the inside of the cell mark, which tends to be thin
more linear/streak-like) with a greatly reduced secondary mark.
N. furtadoi has a) more pronounced/produced scalloping of the forewing outer margin; b) less dentate fw pm lines; C) a more upright white bar extending from the inner margin near the anal angle, only about a third of the way up the wing; D) a lighter, more even ground colour to the forewing; and E) a larger, rounder black fw cell marking, with a smaller accessory black mark just below the costa.
In N. alophus the white bar is more oblique and extends all the way up to the inside of the cell mark, which tends to be thin more linear/streak-like) with a greatly reduced secondary mark.
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