Manduca brasiliensis

Manduca brasiliensis
(Jordan, 1911) Protoparce

Manduca brasiliensis 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: brasiliensis (Jordan, 1911)

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DISTRIBUTION:

Manduca brasiliensis flies in
Brazil (specimen type locality);
Argentina: Misiones: Dos de Mayo; and
Paraguay.

Manduca brasiliensis, Dos de Mayo, Misiones, Argentina,
82 mm, on my home computer only.

FLIGHT TIMES:

Manduca brasiliensis adults fly ??

Manduca brasiliensis, on my home computer only.

ECLOSION:

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

Manduca brasiliensis, 88mm, on my home computer only.

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.

Manduca brasiliensis, 113mm, on my home computer only.

EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:

Manduca brasiliensis, 102mm, on my home computer only.

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