Xylophanes staudingeri

Xylophanes staudingeri
Rothschild, 1894


Xylophanes staudingeri courtesy of MAES J.M.
Sphingidae & Saturniidae of Nicaragua CD ROM.

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Macroglossini, Harris, 1839
Genus: Xylophanes Hubner [1819] ...........
Species: staudingeri Rothschild, 1894

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DISTRIBUTION:

Xylophanes staudingeri moths fly in
Panama, the specimen type locality;
Guatemala Izabal (JM); and in
Nicaragua.

In some taxonomies this species is treated as and id possibly the same as X. amadis cyrene.

FLIGHT TIMES:

Xylophanes staudingeri adults fly ????

ECLOSION:

Pupae probably wiggle to surface from subterranean chambers or leaf litter 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:

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