Updated as per CATE, December 2, 2008
Xylophanes fernandezi, Venezuela, from
Hawkmoths of Venezuela,
courtesy of Dr. María Esperanza Chacín and José Clavijo A., Ph.D.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
copyright C. Odenkirk
I believe the forewing length for males is 44-47mm.
"Similar to Xylophanes tersa tersa and Xylophanes resta but differs in its dark, monotonous appearance. Head and thorax dorsally dark brown to brown-black. Dorsal scaling of antenna dirty white. Abdomen dorsally ash-brown with five dark longitudinal lines; basal black patches present; laterally stripes paler rust-brown. Forebasitarsus with outer row of spines. Tibiae externally white. Outer apical spur of hindtibia less than half as long as inner. Forewing upperside ground colour ash-brown; postmedian lines indistinct, fourth line most prominent. Hindwing upperside as Xylophanes tersa tersa but median band consisting of a row of cream-coloured spots." CATE
Moths emerge approximately one-two months after larvae pupate.
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