Xylophanes jamaicensis ALBCOL, on my home computer only.
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Macroglossini, Harris, 1839
Genus: Xylophanes Hubner  ...........
Species: jamaicensis B. P. Clark, 1935
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Xylophanes jamaicensis moths
fly in Jamaica (specimen type locality).
"Similar to Xylophanes porcus porcus but forewings shorter and broader, tornus more produced and outer margin more excavate below apex.
As Xylophanes porcus porcus but ground colour silvery grey, irrorated with brown (fading to pale brown and buff)." CATE
Xylophanes jamaicensis 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
plants in the Rubiaceae family and Malvaceae families.
Moths emerge approximately one-two months after larvae pupate.
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