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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Erinnyis Hubner,  ...........
Species: guttularis Walker, 1856
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(Wing span: ), flies in the Dominican Republic, the specimen type
Erinnyis guttularis probably
broods continuously in the tropics.
Adults nectar at flowers.
Adults eclose from pupae formed in loose
cocoons spun among surface litter.
SCENTING AND MATING:
Females call in the males with a
pheromone released from a gland at the tip of
EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:
Larvae probably feed on papaya
(Carica papaya), nettlespurge (Jatropha),
and allamanda (Allamanda).
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