Amphonyx duponchel

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Duponchel's sphinx
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Amphonyx
Species: A. duponchel
Binomial name
Amphonyx duponchel
Poey, 1832[1]
Synonyms
  • Cocytius duponchel Poey, 1832
  • Cocytius duponchel roseus Gehlen, 1928

Amphonyx duponchel (Duponchel's sphinx) is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found in tropical and subtropical lowlands in Cuba and the West Indies and from Bolivia, southern Brazil and Argentina to Venezuela, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Mexico. It is also found in Florida and Texas, where it is rare.[2]

The wingspan is 110–150 mm, with the males being much smaller than the females. There are black discal dashes and a transverse, kidney-shaped, dirty white discal spot located on the forewing upperside.

Adults are on wing year round. They feed on nectar at flowers.

The larvae feed on Guatteria diospyroides, Annona purpurea, Annona reticulata, Xylopia frutescens and Annona glabra and probably other Annonaceae species. They are very colourful.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Silkmoths.bizland.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 

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