Updated as per AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, October 2007
Updated as per Fauna Entomologica De Nicarauga, November 2007
Updated as per The Known Sphingidae of Costa Rica, November 2007
Updated as per CATE (Guyana, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, French Guiana, Brazil: Para); February 11, 2011
Updated as per BOLD (Costa Rica, French Guiana, Peru, Brazil); February 2011
Updated as per Heteroceres de Guyane Francaise (Kaw); February 11, 2011
Updated as per personal communication with Marķa Esperanza Chacin (Venezuela); February 11, 2011
Updated as per personal communication with Andres Urbas (Camp Caiman near Kaw, French Guiana, April 1, 7, 2011); May 9, 2011
Updated as per personal communication with Gernot Kunz (Costa Rica); March 20, 2017
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
In Central America Protambulyx goeldi flies in
southern Nicaragua: Zelaya, Rio San Juan; and
Costa Rica: Heredia, Lemon, San Jose; and it
probably flies in Panama.
Protambulyx goeldii, Nicaragua, Olivier Digoit.
The hindwing upperside of goeldii has a straighter distal edge and a less curved antemedian line. The median line is absent, and the submarginal line less dentate, compared to astygonus.
P. goeldii also has a more elongated, dark basal patch, emanating from the inner margin, compared to similar species.
Adults nectar from flowers.
Protambulyx goeldii, Costa Rica, June 4, 2008, courtesy of Gernot Kunz.
Protambulyx goeldii, Boca Tapada, Alejuela, Costa Rica,
June 7, 2013, 957m, courtesy of Gernot Kunz.
Moths may eclose within fourteen days of pupation.
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