Updated as per AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, October 2007
Xylophanes dolius male, Rio Hollin, Ecuador,
courtesy of Hubert Mayer copyright.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
copyright C. Odenkirk
The suggested pronunciations, on this page and on other pages, are primarily put forward to assist those who hear with internal ears as they read.
There are many collectors from different countries whose intonations and accents would be different.
Jean Marie Cadiou writes, "When I say "Xylophanes" in English I pronounce it something like "Zailophanees", with the emphasis on the "o". The French pronounce it differently, something like "Kzeelophaness" with no emphasis, and the Germans yet in a different way..." "Xylophanes" sounds like it is from Greek mythology.
In Greek mythology, Dolius is the old servant that Penelope received from her father. It is also the Greek word for shepard.
Moths emerge approximately one-two months after larvae pupate.
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