Manduca barnesi

Manduca barnesi
man-DOO-kuhmm Barns-eye
(B. P. Clark, 1919) Protoparce

Manduca barnesi courtesy of Dan Janzen.

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, [1802]
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner, [1807] ...........
Species: barnesi (B. P. Clark, 1919)

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DISTRIBUTION:

Manduca barnesi flies in
Guatemala (specimen type locality) to
Costa Rica: Guanacaste.

Manducabarnesi, Grande Papagayo, north-west coast of the Tamarindo Peninsula, Guanacaste, Costa Rica,
near Panama, September 13, 2008, courtesy of Tony James, id confirmed by Bill Oehlke.

FLIGHT TIMES:

Manduca barnesi adults fly as three broods in Costa Rica: January, May through July, and September through November.

ECLOSION:

Pupae probably wiggle to surface from subterranean chambers just prior to eclosion.

Manduca barnesi female courtesy of Dan Janzen.

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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