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 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.
Perigonia passerina courtesy of John Vriesi.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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"P. passerina can be distinguished from P. l. lusca by its smaller size and relatively short forewings, the middle of the outer edge of which is strongly convex. In comparison, P. l. lusca is larger, with more elongate, triangular forewings that have relatively straight outer margins. The difference in wing shape can be clearly seen in the specimens illustrated by d'Abrera (). Also, the underside of the abdomen of P. passerina is uniform brown, while in P. lusca the anterior half of the abdomen is generally much paler than the posterior half, being the same colour as the hindwing anal patch. This can be difficult to appreciate if the specimen is worn or greasy." Sphingidae of Bolivia.
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