(Gehlen, 1930) Protoparce
courtesy of John Vriesi.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner,  ...........
Species: reducta (Gehlen, 1930)
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flies in Peru, the specimen type locality and in Bolivia,
usually at middle elevations: Yocumo [Yacuma] (300-800m); and the road between
Caranavi and Yocumo [Yacuma] (1000-1700m); and also Alto Palmar
(1100m); and El Limbo (2200m), Chapare.
M. reducta can be distinguished from M. contracta
by reducta's narrower, more elongate and pointed forewings.
Manduca reducta male,
courtesy of Hubert Mayer, id by Jean Haxaire.
Manduca reducta adults probably fly
as several broods in Peru.
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
EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:
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