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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Macroglossini, Harris, 1839
Genus: Xylophanes Hubner  ...........
Species: alegrenis Closs, 1915
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Xylophanes alegrenis moths
fly in Brazil (specimen type locality). This moth is the same as X. anubus
and anubus takes precedence.
Xylophanes alegrenis adults fly probably produce at least three broods annually.
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. Males come in to lights very readily, but females are seldom taken in that way.
EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:
Larvae probably feed on Psychotria panamensis and Psychotria nervosa
of the Rubiaceae family and on
Pavonia guanacastensisof the Malvaceae family.
Moths emerge approximately one-two months after larvae pupate.
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