Updated as per http://www.pybio.org/SPHINGINAE.htm (Paraguay), October 2007
Updated as per More, Kitching and Cocucci's Hawkmoths of Argentina 2005, October, 2007
Updated as per personal communication with Ezequiel Osvaldo Núñez Bustos (Salto Encantado, Misiones, Argentina, September 28, 2010); May 14, 2012
Updated as per personal communication with Sergio D. Ríos Díaz in CATÁLOGO DE LOS SPHINGIDAE (INSECTA: LEPIDOPTERA) DEPOSITADOS EN EL MUSEO NACIONAL DE HISTORIA NATURAL DEL PARAGUAY; sent to me in July 2014 by Sergio D. Ríos Díaz.
Updated as per personal communication with Ezequiel Bustos (Shilap revta. lepid. 43 (172) diciembre, 2015, 615-631 eISSN 2340-4078 ISSN 0300-5267), January 4, 2016
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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Ezequiel Bustos reports it is subspecies continalis that flies in Argentina. Florida is the specimen type locality.
It probably flies through most of Central America.
Guatemala: Izabal (JM);
Belize: Corozol, cayo, orange Walk, as subspecies continentalis.
The upperside of the forewing is olive-brown with lighter brown along the outer margin. The upperside of the hindwing is brown with some paler spots.
Xylophanes porcus, Grande Papagayo, north-west coast of the Tamarindo Peninsula, Costa Rica,
near Panama, September 15-17, 2008, courtesy of Tony James.
Moths emerge from pupae in 14-25 days.
Larva and pupa images courtesy of Dan Janzen.
Larvae are subject to parasitization by Drino sp. 6 of the Tachinidae family.
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