Updated as per AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, October 2007
Updated as per More, Kitching and Cocucci's Hawkmoths of Argentina 2005, October, 2007
Updated as per CATE (Huancabamba, Peru), February 9, 2011
Updated as per personal communication with Les Catchick (San Isidro, Napo, Ecuador, April 6, 2011); December 7, 2011
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
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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Docilis is very similar to amadis, but seems to have a straighter line to the outer margin of the forewing.
The abdomen of docilis has a distinct dorsal median line which is absent in amadis. The prominent dark green postmedian line on the forewing upperside is almost straight in docilis, but slightly s-shaped in amadis. There is a vestigial, dentate, submarginal line present basal to the submarginal row of vein spots. Specimens fade to brown, but when fresh have a definite greenish cast.
Xylophanes docilis male, Oxapampa, Peru, courtesy of Hubert Mayer copyright.
They have been taken in February and November in Argentina.
Les Catchick reports an April flight in San Isidro, Napo, Ecuador.
Females are active from 11:00pm until 1:30am and males are flying from 11:30pm until 2:30am.
Moths emerge approximately one-two months after larvae pupate.
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