Sphinx chisoya courtesy of Paul Opler.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 1802
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Sphinx Linnaeus, 1758 ...........
Species: chisoya Schaus, 1932
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The Chisoya Sphinx, Sphinx chisoya
(Wing span: 2 3/4 - 3 1/4 inches (7 - 8.2 cm)),
flies in tropical and subtropical lowlands from southern Texas south into Mexico, the specimen type locality.
The upperside of the forewing is dark gray to blue-gray with narrow black dashes. There is a dark, wavy, submarginal
band, and a light gray streak outside the submarginal band. The upperside of the hindwing is dark gray with two diffuse,
light gray bands.
Sphinx chisoya adults fly ???
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. Adults probably nectar at a variety of flowers.
EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:
Larval hosts are ???
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