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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
"Similar to Xylophanes depuiseti and Xylophanes adalia. Abdomen with a thin median dorsal line (a double row of faint dots in Xylophanes depuiseti). Underside of body and wings yellowish green (golden-yellow in Xylophanes adalia). Lines of forewing as distinct as in Xylophanes adalia, apart from the oblique apical one. No black patch present between M2 and M3, unlike Xylophanes adalia. Stigma white, not black as in Xylophanes depuiseti. Fringe with white dots restricted to posterior part of wing between M3 and 1A + 2A, like Xylophanes depuiseti, not throughout wing as in Xylophanes adalia. Underside of wings without russet-ferruginous scaling." CATE
Xylophanes ploetzi female, Rio Demerera, Guyana,
via Creative Commons, Ian Kitching.
Moths emerge approximately one-two months after larvae pupate.
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