Updated as per personal communication with Jose Monzon (Guatemala); May 2009
Updated as per More, Kitching and Cocucci's Hawkmoths of Argentina 2005, December 2009
Updated as per AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, December 2009
Updated as per French Guiana Systematics: Sphingidae; May 14, 2011
Updated as per CATE Sphingidae (Brazil, Venezuela, Paraguay, Argentina); May 14, 2011
Updated as per "A Hawk Moths fauna of southern Maranhão state, Brazil, ... "; NEVA: Jahrgang 34 Heft 3 November 2013; via Jean Haxaire; April 5, 2014
Updated as per personal communication with Sergio D. Ríos Díaz in CATÁLOGO DE LOS SPHINGIDAE (INSECTA: LEPIDOPTERA) DEPOSITADOS EN EL MUSEO NACIONAL DE HISTORIA NATURAL DEL PARAGUAY; sent to me in July 2014 by Sergio D. Ríos Díaz.
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

Perigonia pallida pallida

Peroigonia pallida pallida

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Perigonia Herrich-Schaffer, ]1854] ...........
Species: pallida pallida Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

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DISTRIBUTION:

Perigonia pallida pallida moths fly in
Venezuela: Merida;
French Guiana: Kaw;
Paraguay: San Pedro; Alto Paraguay;
Bolivia: Santa Cruz (150m);
Argentina: (460-570m) Buenos Aires, Entre Rios, Chaco, Formosa, Missiones, Salta, Jujuy, Santa Fe, Tucuman???; and
Brazil: Para; southern Maranhao.

Jose Monzon reports them in Guatemala, considerably north of range usually stated, so they may also be in Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, but more likely the Guatemalan sighting was of a stray.

Perigonia pallida, Brasil, Poté, Minas Gerais, November 11, 2004,
courtesy of Frederik Goussey.

FLIGHT TIMES:

The Minas Gerais specimens were taken in November. A November-December flight is reported in Bolivia. French Guiana Systematics reports flights in February and December.

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:

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