Protambulyx xanthus courtesy of Matthew Barnes.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 1802
Tribe: Smerinthini, Grote & Robinson, 1865
Genus: Protambulyx Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 ...........
Species: xanthus Rothschild & Jordan, 1906
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(Wing span: 4.5-5 inches (115-125mm )), flies in Costa Rica
(specimen type locality) and Belize and generally throughout
Protambulyx xanthus adults
probably fly throughout the year.
Adults nectar from flowers.
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
EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:
Larvae feed on
Moths may eclose within fourteen days of pupation.
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