Manduca clarki

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Manduca clarki
Manduca clarki MHNT CUT 2010 0 105 Limbo Chapare Cochabamba Bolivia male dorsal.jpg
Manduca clarki dorsal male
Manduca clarki MHNT CUT 2010 0 105 Limbo Chapare Cochabamba Bolivia male ventral.jpg
Manduca clarki ventral male
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Manduca
Species: M. clarki
Binomial name
Manduca clarki
(Rothschild & Jordan, 1916)[1]
Synonyms
  • Protoparce clarki Rothschild & Jordan, 1916

Manduca clarki is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.[2]

The length of the forewings is 45–50 mm. It is similar in appearance to several other members of the Manduca genus, but a number of differences distinguish it from Manduca scutata, Manduca pellenia and Manduca lucetius, to which it most closely compares, particularly in its smaller size, the grey pale parts of the upperside of the thorax and wings and the less elongate forewing shape. Although the fore- and hindwing pattern is almost identical to Manduca lucetius, there is a difference, the marginal grey band of the hindwing is less shaded with black.

There are at least two generations per year with adults on wing from November/December to January and again in July.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Retrieved 2011-11-01. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Silkmoths.bizland.com. 2011-03-07. Archived from the original on 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2011-11-01.