Manduca franciscae

Manduca franciscae
(B. P. Clark, 1916) Protoparce

Manduca franciscae, Venezuela, from Hawkmoths of Venezuela,
courtesy of Dr. María Esperanza Chacín and José Clavijo A., Ph.D.

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, [1802]
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner, [1807] ...........
Species: franciscae (B. P. Clark, 1916)

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DISTRIBUTION:

Manduca franciscae flies in Venezuela (specimen type locality).

Manduca extrema, Venezuela, courtesy of All Leps Barcode of Life.

FLIGHT TIMES:

Manduca franciscae adults fly

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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