Xylophanes amadis meridanus
XYLOPHANES AMADIS MERIDANUS
Xylophanes amadis meridanus courtesy of John Vriesi.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Macroglossini, Harris, 1839
Genus: Xylophanes Hubner  ...........
Species: amadis meridanus Cramer, 1782
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Xylophanes amadis meridanus moths
fly in Surinam (specimen type locality).
Xylophanes amadis meridanus adults fly????
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. Males come in to lights very readily, but females are seldom taken in that way.
EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:
Larvae probably feed on Psychotria panamensis and Psychotria nervosa
of the Rubiaceae family and maybe on
Pavonia guanacastensisof the Malvaceae family.
Moths emerge approximately one-two months after larvae pupate.
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