Updated as per "A Hawk Moths fauna of southern Maranhão state, Brazil, ... "; NEVA: Jahrgang 34 Heft 3 November 2013; via Jean Haxaire; April 5, 2014
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.
(Rothschild, ) Phlegethontius
Manduca manducoides, male, courtesy of Eurides
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner, 1807 ...........
Species: manducoides (Rothschild, 1894)
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Manduca manducoides flies in
Bolivia: (specimen type locality: Chiquitos, Bolivia);
Paraguay: Canindeyu; and
Brazil: Mato Grosso; Sao Paulo; Maranhao.
Manduca manducoides specimens
have been taken in August-September-October-November-December at
the beginning of the rainy season. The peak flight seems to be in
September-October with moths coming to lights around 11:00 pm.
The species is univoltine.
Pupae probably wiggle to surface from
subterranean chambers just prior to eclosion.
Manduca manducoides, female, courtesy of Eurides
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 AND PUPAE:
Eggs are a bright cream color and are
flattened laterally. They hatch in as few as three days from oviposition.
Larva have been reported on
Annona coriacea. Remarkably, the larvae can develop through
all five instars in as few as twelve days.
Manduca manducoides, fourth instar, courtesy of Eurides
Manduca manducoides, fifth instar, courtesy of Eurides Furtado.
Typical of the Manduca species, the pupa has a well developed tongue sheath.
Imgae courtesy of Eurides Furtado.
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