Nyceryx nictitans saturata
Updated as per AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, December 2009

Nyceryx nictitans saturata
nye-SIR-iksmm nik-TYE-tans mm sat-your-AY-tuh
Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

Nyceryx nictitans saturata male courtesy of Hubert Mayer copyright.

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Nyceryx Boisduval, [1875] ...........
Species: nictitans saturata Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

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DISTRIBUTION:

Nyceryx nictitans saturata flies in
Peru, the specimen type locality, and
Bolivia: La Paz (1200m).

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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