Adhemarius gannascus

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Adhemarius gannascus
Adhemarius gannascus MHNT dos.jpg
Adhemarius gannascus, - MHNT
Adhemarius gannascus MHNT ventre.jpg
Adhemarius gannascus, △ - MHNT
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Adhemarius
Species: A. gannascus
Binomial name
Adhemarius gannascus
(Stoll, 1790)[1]
  • Sphinx gannascus Stoll, 1790
  • Ambulyx janus Boisduval, 1870
  • Ambulyx rostralis Boisduval, 1870
  • Amplypterus germanus Zikán, 1934
  • Amplypterus gannascus connexa (Closs, 1915)
  • Amplypterus gannascus grisescens (Closs, 1915)
  • Amplypterus gannascus magicus (Gehlen, 1928)
  • Amplypterus gannascus rubra (Closs, 1911)
  • Amplypterus gannascus (Stoll, [1790])

Adhemarius gannascus is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Bolivia, Brazil, northern Argentina, southern Paraguay and Uruguay.[2]

The wingspan is 92–112 mm for males and 98–124 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Ocotea veraguensis, Persea povedae, Persea americana and Nectandra salicina.


  • Adhemarius gannascus cubanus (Rothschild & Jordan, 1908)
  • Adhemarius gannascus jamaicensis (Rothschild & Jordan, 1915)


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Archived from the original on 2015-10-06. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Archived from the original on 2014-07-26. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 

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