Xylophanes tersa chaconi
De Marmels, Clavijo, & Chacin, 1996
Xylophanes tersa chaconi, Amazonas, Venezuela,
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Macroglossini, Harris, 1839
Genus: Xylophanes Hubner  ...........
Species: tersa chaconi De Marmels, Clavijo, & Chacin, 1996
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Xylophanes tersa chaconi moths fly
in Venezuela (specimen type locality).
Xylophanes tersa chaconi adults
probably brood continuously. Specimens have been recorded in
October-November in Amazonas
at elevations of 1550m.
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
Males come in to lights very readily, but females are seldom taken in
EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:
Larvae probably feed on
Psychotria panamensis and Psychotria nervosa
of the Rubiaceae family and on
Pavonia guanacastensis of the Malvaceae family.
Moths emerge approximately one-two months after larvae pupate.
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