Manduca jordani

Manduca jordani
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(Giacomelli, 1912) ? Protoparce

Manduca jordani courtesy of Jean Haxaire

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, [1802]
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner, [1807] ...........
Species: jordani (Giacomelli, 1912)

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DISTRIBUTION:

Manduca jordani flies in
Argentina (specimen type locality): Cordoba, La Rioja, Salta, San Luis, Tucuman; and
Bolivia: between Santa Cruz and Cochabamba, Comarapa (2700-2900m).

FLIGHT TIMES:

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.

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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