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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Macroglossini, Harris, 1839
Genus: Xylophanes Hubner  ...........
Species: haxairei Cadiou, 1985
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Xylophanes haxairei moths fly in
French Guiana (specimen type locality) and in Venezuela.
Xylophanes haxairei adults probably
Pupae probably wiggle to surface from
subterranean chambers just prior to eclosion.
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
EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:
Larvae probably feed on
Psychotria panamensis and Psychotria nervosa
of the Rubiaceae family and on
Pavonia guanacastensis of the Malvaceae family.
Moths emerge approximately one-two months after larvae pupate.
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