Updated as per AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, December 2009
Updated as per CATE (description; Bolivia: Mapiri; Ecuador: Zamora; Brazil: Santa Catarina; Venezuela; French Guiana); February 19, 2011
Updated as per personal communication with Jose Ramon Alvarez Corral (Sierra de Lema, Bolivar, Venezuela, 63mm, September, 1995, 1090m); May 27, 2012
Updated as per personal communication with Frank Steiger (Junin and Pasco, Peru); June 17, 2013
Nyceryx maxwelli, Venezuela, from
Hawkmoths of Venezuela,
courtesy of Dr. María Esperanza Chacín and José Clavijo A., Ph.D.
Nyceryx maxwelli Sierra de Lema, Bolivar, Venezuela,
63mm, September, 1995, 1090m, courtesy of Jose Ramon Alvarez Corral.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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I suspect it also flies in Peru: Junin and Pasco: Oxapampa (now confirmed by Frank Steiger).
Similar to Nyceryx continua cratera but apex of hindwing upperside brown and tornal area not yellow. Hindwing upperside with yellow basal area not extending beyond 1A and apex brownish-orange (not dark brown). CATE
The species name, maxwelli, is honourific for Maxwell.
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Nyceryx maxwelli male, Mapiri, San Augustin, Bolivia,
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