Updated as per More, Kitching and Cocucci's Hawkmoths of Argentina 2005, October, 2007
Updated as per All Leps Barcode of Life, October, 2007
Updated as per http://www.pybio.org/SPHINGINAE.htm (Paraguay), October 2007
Updated as per http://biological-diversity.info/sphingidae.htm (Belize), October 2007
Updated as per Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) de Venezuela, Compilado por: María Esperanza Chacín; December 2009
Updated as per Fauna Entomologica De Nicarauga, November 2007
Updated as per The Known Sphingidae of Costa Rica, November 2007
Updated as per personal communication with Jose Monzon (Guatemala); May 2009
Updated as per AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, December, 2009
Updated as per CATE (description; Rio Madeira, Brazil; Cayo, Belize); February 18, 2011
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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Distinguished from all other Aleuron (except Aleuron prominens) by the almost uniform grey-green forewing upperside with a small black submarginal spot on M2, and a similarly coloured hindwing upperside with a broad, black marginal band. CATE
Aleuron chloroptera female courtesy of Dan Janzen.
Moths are poorly attracted to lights but visit puddles and flowers (Callianra, Inga, Duranta) at dusk. Moths rest with the hindwings protruding slightly ahead of the forewing costa.
Larvae feed on Curatella americana and probably other members of Dilleniaceae family.
In Mato Grosso, Brazil, Eurides Furtado and Jean Haxaire report them on Davilla nitida with larval development requiring approximately 48 days.
Larvae become darker, almost brown, as they mature and anal horn is greatly diminished.
Aleuron chloroptera fifth instar courtesy of Dan Janzen.
Aleuron chloroptera fifth instar courtesy of Eurides Furtado.
Eclosion is approximately 18 days after pupation. The pupae are smooth and shiny, orange with black markings.
The larvae have very long "horns" in the early instars and are green.
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