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
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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.
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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