Xylophanes pearsoni male, courtesy of Catarina da Silva Motta.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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"Extremely similar to Xylophanes libya. Forewing upperside as Xylophanes libya but pattern much more uniform, postmedian lines weaker, fourth postmedian line indicated by a very fine line joining a row of vein dots; black subapical spot conspicuous. As Xylophanes libya but first postmedian line continuous. Hindwing upperside as Xylophanes libya but median band barely extending apically beyond M1 and partially divided into separate spots by the black scaling extending distad along the veins, especially M3 and CuA1 (thus resembling a more extreme version of the pattern seen in Xylophanes loelia).
"Female: Similar to the male but with broader and more rounded forewings. Forewing upperside similar to that of the male but pattern more contrasting, subbasal and postmedian lines more conspicuous, especially the first postmedian line apical of M3 and the third postmedian line along its entire, rather sinuate, length. Hindwing upperside similar to that of the male but the median band broader and not interrupted by the black scaling extending distad along the veins."
Xylophanes pearsoni female, courtesy of Catarina da Silva Motta.
Moths emerge approximately one-two months after larvae pupate.
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