Updated as per personal communication with Joanna Rodriguez Ramirez (Mendoza; Argentina), January 21, 2015
Manduca jordani courtesy
of Jean Haxaire
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner,  ...........
Species: jordani (Giacomelli, 1912)
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Argentina (specimen type locality): Cordoba, La Rioja, Salta, San Luis, Tucuman; Mendoza (JRR) and
between Santa Cruz and Cochabamba, Comarapa (2700-2900m).
Manduca jordani adults fly just
before dawn. They have ben recorded on the wing in October and December in Argentina at elevations between 700m and 1250m.
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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