Updated as per AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, October 2007
Updated as per http://biological-diversity.info/sphingidae.htm (Belize), November 2007
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 Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) de Venezuela, Compilado por: María Esperanza Chacín; December 2009
Updated as per personal communication with Hubert Mayer (Rio Hollin, Napo, Ecuador; November); August 9, 2011
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Superfamily: Sphingoidea, Dyar, 1902
Specimens have also been taken in
Belize: Orange Walk, Cayo;
Guatemala: Izabal (JM);
Nicaragua: Madriz, Jinotega, Matagalpa, Granada, Zalayas, Rio San Juan;
Venezuela: Amazonas, Aragua, Bolivar, Lara, Tachira, Zulia;
French Guiana **;
Ecuador: (Napo: Rio Hollin (HM));
Bolivia: La Paz (750m).
Eitschberger, 2002, divided this species into ypsilon and roessleri ** with the latter flying from northern Peru eastward to French Guiana, excluding ypsilon from French Guiana.
I do not know where ypsilon and roessleri overlap or even if they do have a common area. Perhaps they have distinct ranges. Hence I do not know for sure whether the images sent by Hubert Mayer from Napo, Ecuador, are ypsilon or roessleri.
Adhemarius ypsilon males, Rio Hollin, Napo, Ecuador,
November 19, 24, 25, courtesy/copyright of Hubert Mayer.
Adhemarius ypsilon female, Peru, courtesy of Vladimir Izersky.
Adhemarius ypsilon yellow morph.
Development from pupation to adult emergence is less than three weeks (sixteen to eighteen days). The pupa is dark chestnut, smooth and shiny.
I suspect the larvae will pupate in dark buckets under layers of paper towels as opposed to more natural (shallow) underground pupation.
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