Updated as per The Known Sphingidae of Costa Rica, November 2007
Updated as per personal communication with Jose Monzon (Guatemala); May 2009
Updated as per personal communication with Ezequiel Bustos (Shilap revta. lepid. 43 (172) diciembre, 2015, 615-631 eISSN 2340-4078 ISSN 0300-5267), January 4, 2016

Pachylia darceta

Pachylia darceta male courtesy of John Vriesi.

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Pachylia Walker, 1856 ...........
Species: darceta Druce, 1881

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DISTRIBUTION:

Pachylia darceta flies in Panama;
Costa Rica;
Guatemala (JM); and
Venezuela.

Ezequiel Bustos has this species listed for Misiones, Argentina, which seems far out of its normal range.

Pachylia darceta, Costa-Rica, Tuis-Cartago, courtesy of Frederik Goussey.

FLIGHT TIMES:

There are probably several flights throughout the year.

ECLOSION:

Larvae pupate in thin walled cocoons under leaf litter.

SCENTING AND MATING:

Females call in the males with a pheromone released from a gland at the tip of the abdomen.

EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:

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