Xylophanes godmani courtesy of John Vriesi.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Macroglossini, Harris, 1839
Genus: Xylophanes Hubner  ...........
Species: godmani Druce, 1882
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Xylophanes godmani moths (wingspan:
fly in Panama, the specimen type locality.
Xylophanes germen adults probably
fly in every month of the year.
Pupae probably wiggle to surface from
subterranean chambers or leaf litter just prior to
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
Psychotria correae, Psychotria elata, Psychotria eurycarpa
and Exostema mexicanum
and probably other members of the Rubiaceae family.
Eclosions from pupae occur within three weeks of pupation.
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