Rothschild & Jordan, 1903
Protambulyx ockendeni courtesy of Vladimir Izersky.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 1802
Tribe: Smerinthini, Grote & Robinson, 1865
Genus: Protambulyx Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 ...........
Species: ockendeni Rothschild & Jordan, 1903
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(forewing length: 105-110mm), flies in
Peru: (specimen type locality) Pasco; Puno: Carabaya: Santo Domingo; and
Bolivia: Beni (1600m); and possibly flies in other South American countries.
Protambulyx ockendeni male, Pasco, Peru, courtesy
of Hubert Mayer.
Similar to Protambulyx euryalus but:
Forewing upperside less variegated and basal half more distinctly purplish.
Forewing underside with width of marginal band not widened between veins M1 and M2 and proximal edge even, not crenulated.
Postmedian line on hindwing upperside narrower and less crenulated.
Protambulyx ockendeni adults probably
fly throughout the year. Hubert Mayer sends an image of a specimen taken
Adults nectar from flowers.
Pupae probably wiggle to surface from
subterranean chambers just prior to eclosion.
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 plants in the
Anacardiaceae family: Anacardium, Spondias, Erythoxylon,
Moths may eclose within fourteen days of pupation.
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