Updated as per personal communication with Joanna Rodriguez Ramirez (Jujuy; Argentina), January 21, 2015
(Rothschild & Jordan, 1916) Protoparce
Manduca armatipes by John Vriesi.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner,  ...........
Species: armatipes (Rothschild & Jordan, 1916)
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Manduca armatipes (wingspan: approximately 96mm)
Argentina: (specimen type locality); Catamarca, Jujuy, Tucuman, Salta; La Rioja (JRR) and
Tajira [Tarija] (1600m); and at Villa Montes (600m), Department of Tajira
[Tarija]; and at Ipati (1000m); and at Valle Grande (2000-2400m),
Department of Santa Cruz at elevations from 600m-2400m.
Manduca armatipes, 96mm, Calilegua, Jujuy, Argentina,
November 17, 2009, 750m, courtesy of Nigel Venters.
CATE: "Very similar in colour and pattern to Manduca lichenea, but hindwing upperside more extensively grey, with a patch posterior to
the discal cell extending to the more proximal of the median dark bands, this band thus being more prominent than in Manduca lichenea; forewing upperside
with transverse lines more prominent, sharply dentate. Differs from Manduca undata,
which is similarly coloured and has similar spines on the foretarsus, in lacking the 2 longitudinal black streaks on the forewing upperside discal area."
Manduca armatipes male, Tucuman, Argentina,
CATE Sphingidae, on my home computer only.
Manduca armatipes adults fly in November and February.
Pupae probably wiggle to surface from subterranean chambers just prior to eclosion.
SCENTING AND MATING:
Females call in the males with a pheromone released from a gland at the tip of the
abdomen. Adults take nectar from flowers.
EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:
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