Manduca bergi
Updated as per AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, October 2007
Updated as per the L.O.L.A. publication Hawkmoths of Argentina, More, Kitching and Cocucci, 2005, October 2007.
Updated as per personal communication with Fernando Penco, May 2008
Updated as per personal communication with Nigel Venters (wingspan: 83mm, Tafe de Valle, Tucuman, Argentina, November 26, 2008, 2000m),
February 12, 2009

Manduca bergi
(Rothschild & Jordan, 1903) Protoparce

Manduca bergi by John Vriesi.

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, [1802]
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner, [1807] ...........
Species: bergi (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)

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DISTRIBUTION:

Manduca bergi (wingspan: approximately 83mm) flies in
Argentina (specimen type locality): Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Cordoba, Jujuy, La Rioja, Misiones, Salta, Tucuman; and
Bolivia: Santa Cruz: Florida, Santa Rosa de Lima; Pampa Grande; Samaipata.

Manduca bergi, Los Molinos, La Rioja, Argentina, courtesy of Fernando Penco.

Fernando indicates that the pinkish tone is typical of the specimens from La Rioja, where it is quite rare.

Manduca bergi, Tafe de Valle, Tucuman, Argentina,
wingspan: 83mm, November 26, 2008, 2000m, courtesy of Nigel Venters.

FLIGHT TIMES:

Manduca bergi adults fly in January-February, April, September and November. Both males and females come to lights.

ECLOSION:

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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