Updated as per the L.O.L.A. publication Hawkmoths of Argentina, More,
Kitching and Cocucci, 2005, October 2007.
Updated as per personal communication with Fernando Penco, Argentina, May 2008
Updated as per personal communnication with Nigel Venters (108mm, Tafe de valle, Tucuman, Argentina, November 18, 2009); November 29, 2009
(Rothschild & Jordan, 1903) Protoparce
Manduca tucumana, Argentina, courtesy of Fernando Penco.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner,  ...........
Species: tucumana (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)
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Manduca tucumana (wingspan: approximately 108mm)
Argentina (specimen type locality):
Catamarca, Jujuy, Salta, Tucuman (Cochuna, 900-1200m) and Tafe de Valle (2000m) and
Mataral (1800-2000m) and Valle Grande (2000-2400m), Department of
Santa Cruz, and Tajira [Tarija] (1600m).
Manduca tucumana, 108mm, Tafe de Valle, Tucuman, Argentina,
November 18, 2009, 2000m, courtesy of Nigel Venters.
Manduca tucumana adults
are on the wing in Tucuman, Argentina, in March and November-December
indicating at least two broods.
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:
Larvae feed on
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