Manduca incisa

Manduca incisa
(Walker, 1856) Macrosila

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, [1802]
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner, [1807] ...........
Species: incisa (Walker, 1856)

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DISTRIBUTION:

Manduca incisa flies in
Brazil (specimen type locality): Mato Grosso; Sao Paulo;
Bolivia: Ipati (1000m), Department of Santa Cruz; and in Paraguay: Concepcion; San Pedro; Amambay; Canindeyu.

May be distinguished from Manduca lefeburii by the possession of narrow black mesial line on the abdomen upperside; by the forewing upperside being paler proximal to the transverse band than distal to it; by the somewhat more conspicuous distal costal mark; and by the more extended apical line. CATE

FLIGHT TIMES:

Manduca incisa adults fly

ECLOSION:

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

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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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