Updated as per AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, October 2007
Updated as per French Guiana Sphingidae; March 9, 2011
Updated as per CATE (southeastern Brazil); March 9, 2011
Protambulyx sulphurea, Venezuela, from
Hawkmoths of Venezuela,
courtesy of Dr. María Esperanza Chacín and José Clavijo A., Ph.D.
Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
copyright C. Odenkirk
This species was originally described as an aberration of Protambulyx eurycles, but it is more similar to Protambulyx ockendeni with narrower and paler wings, and a less contrasting pattern. The forewing lackings the large costal patches and subbasal patch on the inner margin of Protambulyx ockendeni.
The hindwings are lemon yellow.
On the ventral surface the forewing marginal band is much narrower than in Protambulyx ockendeni, especially below M3.
Protambulyx sulphurea male, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
on my home computer only.
Adults nectar from flowers.
Protambulyx sulphurea male, Kaw, French Guiana,
103mm, August 2000, on my home computer only.
Protambulyx sulphurea female, French Guiana,
118mm, on my home computer only.
Moths may eclose within fourteen days of pupation.
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