Xylophanes muelleri, Mexico, courtesy of Manuel Balcazar-Lara.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Macroglossini, Harris, 1839
Genus: Xylophanes Hubner  ...........
Species: mulleri B. P. Clark, 1920
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Xylophanes mulleri moths
fly in Mexico (specimen type locality).
Xylophanes mulleri adults probably
fly as continuous broods.
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
EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:
Larvae probably feed on
plants in the Rubiaceae family and Malvaceae families.
Moths emerge approximately one-two months after larvae pupate.
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