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
Vaglia & Haxaire, 2009
Xylophanes crenulata, Paraguay,
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Macroglossini, Harris, 1839
Genus: Xylophanes Hubner  ...........
Species: crenulata Butler, 1875
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Xylophanes crenulata moths (forewing length = mm)
Argentina: Jujuy, Misiones, Salta.
Xylophanes crenulata 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. Males come in to lights very readily, but females are seldom taken in that way.
EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:
Larvae probably feed on plants of the Rubiaceae family and Malvaceae family.
Moths emerge approximately one-two months after larvae pupate.
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