Manduca scutata scutata
AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, October 2007
Updated as per CATE (description; Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia; northwestern Argentina); February 12, 2011

Manduca scutata scutata
(Rothschild & Jordan, 1903) Protoparce

Manduca scutata scutata by John Vriesi.

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, [1802]
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner, [1807] ...........
Species: scutata scutata (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)

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DISTRIBUTION:

Manduca scutata scutata (wingspan: approximately 95mm) flies in
Venezuela (specimen type locality); and in Mexsphinx.htm>Mexico and probably throughout Central America;
Colombia;
Ecuador: Morona-Santiago: Macas;
Peru: Puno: Carabaya;
Bolivia: La Paz: Murillo, Río Zongo, 750m; and Cochabamba: Chapare, Yunga del Espíritu Santo; and into
from northwestern to west central Argentina: Jujuy.

Manduca scutata, 95mm, Calilegua, Jujuy, Argentina,
November 16, 2009, 750m, courtesy of Nigel Venters.

FLIGHT TIMES:

Manduca scutata scutata adults fly in November and possibly in other months.

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 probably take nectar from flowers.

EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:

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