Updated as per the L.O.L.A. publication Hawkmoths of Argentina, More, Kitching and Cocucci, 2005, October 2007.
Updated as per CATE, October 18, 2011
Updated as per personal communication with Ezequiel Osvaldo Núñez Bustos (Campo Ramon, Misiones, Argentina, September 26, 2010); May 14, 2012
Updated as per personal communication with Sergio D. Ríos Díaz in CATÁLOGO DE LOS SPHINGIDAE (INSECTA: LEPIDOPTERA) DEPOSITADOS EN EL MUSEO NACIONAL DE HISTORIA NATURAL DEL PARAGUAY; sent to me in July 2014 by Sergio D. Ríos Díaz.
Manduca lichenea, Campo Ramon, Misiones, Argentina,
September 26, 2010, courtesy of Ezequiel Osvaldo Núñez Bustos
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However, it is not reported for Argentina in the L.O.L.A. publication Hawkmoths of Argentina, More, Kitching and Cocucci, 2005; nor is it reported in Uruguay by Msc Maria Gabriela Bentancur Viglione, Faculty of Sciences, Montevideo, Uruguay, who indicates a recently published checklist (2010) will shortly be forthcoming, based on SHILAP publication: Lista de Sphingidae del Uruguay. I am not sure if DNA barcoding will sort this out.
Ezequiel Bustos reports that DNA barcoding confirms its presence in Argentina.
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