Updated as per http://www.pybio.org/MACROGLOSSINAE.htm (Paraguay), November 2007
Updated as per personal communication with Vladimir Izersky (Peru: Junin: Coviriali, 662m, February), December 2008
Updated as per The Known Sphingidae of Costa Rica, November 2007
Updated as per personal communication with Jose Monzon (Guatemala); May 2009
Updated as per personal communication with Andres oscar Contrares (Pilar, Neembucu, Paraguay); May 2009
Updated as per AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, December 2009
Updated as per personal communication with Gregory Nielsen (Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia; February 24, 2011); March 24, 2011
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.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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The Caicus sphinx, Phryxus caicus
(wingspan: 2 3/4 - 3 1/4 inches (7 - 8.3 cm)),
flies from southern
The abdomen of the Caicus sphinx has distinct black and tan bands. The upperside of the forewing is brown with a tan band along the inner margin and a thin tan streak in the middle of the wing. The upperside of the hindwing is red-orange with short black bands along the veins at the outer margin. Phryxus caicus (above-right), December 23, 2005, Misiones Province, near Puerto Iguazu, near light at night, courtesy of Oz Rittner.
Phryxus caicus, Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia,
Km 13 via Acacias, 04°03’55.0 N 073°41’87.0 W
66mm, LFW=31mm, February 24, 2011, 500m, courtesy of Gregory Nielsen.
Sergio Rios Diaz confirms flights in Paraguay in January-February-March and May.
Moths eclose from pupae in fine silk cocoons spun up amongst leaf litter.
Moths emerge in as few as fourteen days after pupation from a cocoon of very fine silk spun among leaf litter.
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