Updated as per personal communication with Hubert Mayer (Itapeva, Minas Gerais, Brazil, May 13, 1990, 1300m); June 6, 2014
Updated as per personal communication with Jean Haxaire (Rio Natal, Santa Catarina, Brazil, October 23, 2011); April 2, 2015
(Burmeister, 1878) Choerocampa
Xylophanes xylobotes, Rio Natal, Santa Catarina, Brazil,
October 23, 2011, courtesy of Jean Haxaire.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Macroglossini, Harris, 1839
Genus: Xylophanes Hubner  ...........
Species: xylobotes Burmeister, 1878
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Xylophanes xylobotes flies in
Peru (specimen type locality); and in
Brazil: Minas Gerais: Itapeva (HM); Santa Catarina: Rio Natal (JH).
Xylophanes xylobotes male, Itapeva, Minas Gerais, Brazil,
May 13, 1990, 1300m, courtesy of Hubert Mayer.
Xylophanes xylobotes adults probably have three generations annually in Peru:
in February, in May-June and in October. Jean Haxaire reports an october flight in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Pupae probably wiggle to surface from subterranean chambers just prior to eclosion.
Xylophanes xylobotes by John Vriesi.
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:
Larvae probably feed on plants in the Rubiaceae family.
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