Updated as per CATE Sphingidae, May 4, 2011

Xylophanes fassli
Gehlen, 1928

Xylophanes fassli male, Carabaya, Peru,
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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Macroglossini, Harris, 1839
Genus: Xylophanes Hubner [1819] ...........
Species: fassli Gehlen, 1928

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DISTRIBUTION:

Xylophanes fassli flies in
Bolivia (specimen type locality); and
Peru.

CATE: "This species is extremely similar to Xylophanes rothschildi, but The discal spot is larger in fassli; deeper olive-green shading at base absent; the darker green oval patch distal to the discal spot smaller (this patch is larger in Xylophanes rothschildi and Xylophanes blanca, and even smaller in Xylophanes bilineata); postmedian line arising beyond the middle of the inner margin, in the outer third; pink coloration of fringe of inner margin from base to postmedian line visible only on close examination or with the use of a magnifying glass.

FLIGHT TIMES:

Xylophanes fassli adults probably fly in ??

ECLOSION:

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.

EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:

Larvae probably feed on plants in the Rubiaceae family and Malvaceae families.

Moths emerge approximately one-two months after larvae pupate.

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