Xylophanes josephinae, Mexico, by Manuel Balcazar-Lara.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Macroglossini, Harris, 1839
Genus: Xylophanes Hubner  ...........
Species: josephinae B. P. Clark, 1920
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Xylophanes josephinae moths fly in
Guatemala (specimen type locality) and Mexico.
Xylophanes josephinae adults probably brood continuously.
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 that way.
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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