Updated as per
AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, October 2007
Updated as per More, Kitching and Cocucci's Hawkmoths of Argentina 2005, October, 2007
Updated as per personal communication with Nigel Venters (November 16, 2009, Calilegua, Jujuy, Argentina, 750m); November 2009
(Butler, 1875) Protoparce
Manduca contracta, Calilegua, Jujuy, Argentina,
96mm, 750m, courtesy of Nigel venters.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner,  ...........
Species: contracta (Butler, 1875)
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Manduca contracta (wingspan approximately 95-105mm),
Bolivia (specimen type locality):
Santa Cruz, La Paz (450-750m); and in
Argentina Buenos Aires, Corrientes, Jujuy (NV),
Salta, Tucuman; and
probably in Uruguay.
Manduca contracta adults fly
in February-March-April-May, July, November-December.
Both males and females come to lights.
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:
Larva have been reported on ??
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