Manduca fosteri
Updated as per personal communication with Ezequiel Osvaldo Nunez Bustos
Updated as per More, Kitching and Cocucci's Hawkmoths of Argentina 2005, October, 2007
Updated as per personal communication with Leonardo Aguado (Dto Cainguas, A d V Parque Pcial Salto Encantado, Misiones, Argentina, December 7, 2007); October 8, 2011

Manduca fosteri
MAN-doo-ka FOS-te-rye
(Rothschild & Jordan, 1906) Protoparce

Manduca fosteri, Dto Cainguas, A d V Parque Pcial Salto Encantado, Misiones, Argentina,
December 7, 2007, courtesy of Leonardo Aguado.

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, [1802]
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner, [1807] ...........
Species: fosteri (Rothschild & Jordan, 1906)

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DISTRIBUTION:

Manduca fosteri flies in
Paraguay (specimen type locality);
southern Brazil: and
north eastern Argentina: Misiones (LA).

Manduca grandis is no longer recognized as a valid species. The original specimen labelled as grandis turned out to be a female fosteri which flies in Paraguay and southern Brazil, possibly ?? north through Bolivia to Venezuela (MEC) ??.

FLIGHT TIMES:

Manduca fosteri adults fly in December in Misiones, Argentina (LA).

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:

Larva have been reported on .

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