Nyceryx coffaeae

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Nyceryx coffaeae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Nyceryx
Species: N. coffaeae
Binomial name
Nyceryx coffaeae
(Walker, 1856)[1]
  • Perigonia coffaeae Walker, 1856
  • Pachygonia boisduvalii Butler, 1876
  • Macroglossa abboti Schaufuss, 1870

Nyceryx coffaeae is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is found from Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Costa Rica into South America, where it is known from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.[2]

The wingspan is 68–69 mm. It can be distinguished from all other Nyceryx species by the dark brown band dividing the yellow basal area of the hindwing upperside.

Adults are probably on wing year round.

The larvae feed on Calycophyllum candidissimum.


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Retrieved 2011-10-19.