andicola, Shima, Junin, Peru,
June 15, 2010, courtesy of Peter Bruce-Jones.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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Similar to Manduca lefeburii, Manduca incisa and Manduca jasminearum in having a relatively uniform forewing upperside with a conspicuous, if rather diffuse, dark band running from about midway along the costa to the outer margin near vein CuA1 and incorporating the discal spot. Most similar to Manduca incisa from which it may be distinguished by being generally darker, with most black markings either broader or better defined; abdomen upperside with mesial line broader, but less prominent against the darker background; and by the presence of a discontinuous band composed of individual arcs and double dots curving from the costa near to the point the radial vein reaches it to become submarginal posterior to the transverse vein. CATE
Manduca andicola Peru, courtesy of Vladimir Izersky.
Females are generally on the wing from 12:20 - 2:30 am, with males flying from 1:00 - 3:30 am.
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