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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
copyright C. Odenkirk
Xylophanes eumedon male, Monte Alban, Mexico,
October 3, 2008, courtesy of Frederic Pan.
"Tegula with a pale medial line. Upperside of abdomen with two narrow, pale lines, divided medially by a sharp, thin brown line of the same width; a black basal patch and a conspicuous longitudinal golden-yellow bands on either side of the anterior part of the abdomen.
"Outer spur of midtibia longer than inner.
Forewing upperside with first postmedian line broad and very well-marked; second postmedian line fused to first below M3; interspaces between first and third postmedian lines very pale.
"Forewing underside with apical area on costa pale buff, contrasting strongly with the orange-yellow ground colour.
"Median band of the hindwing upperside with pale yellow spots less distinct, edges suffused with orange-brown, most apical three spots more or less fused." CATE
Moths emerge approximately one-two months after larvae pupate.
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