Isognathus tepuyensis, French Guiana
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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Isognathus tepuyensis (Wing span: 104mm, females larger than males), flies in Venezuela, the specimen type locality, and from British Guyana to French Guiana.
Isognathus tepuyensis, Venezuela, from
Hawkmoths of Venezuela,
courtesy of Dr. María Esperanza Chacín and José Clavijo A., Ph.D.
Larvae have long tails; colouration suggests they are unpalatable to birds.
The pupae are also quite colourful, and, I suspect, are very lively. Moths generaly emerge witin 8-24 days of pupation.
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