Pachylia syces

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Pachylia syces
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Pachylia
Species: P. syces
Binomial name
Pachylia syces
(Hubner, 1819)[1]
Synonyms
  • Enyo syces Hübner, 1819
  • Pachylia inornata Clemens, 1859
  • Pachylia syces cubensis Closs, 1911
  • Pachylia syces septentrionalis Gehlen, 1944

Pachylia syces is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found from Mexico through Belize and Honduras to Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina.[2] It is also found on Jamaica.

There is a pale median band on the forewing upperside which is separated into two patches. Occasionally the patches are connected into a continuous transverse band, but if so, the band so formed is strongly constricted. The hindwing upperside is almost unicolorous, darkened distally, without distinct bands and with a conspicuous white tip.

There are probably multiple generations per year.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Ficus microcarpa, Ficus prinoides, Ficus ovalis and Artocarpus integrifolia.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Pachylia syces syces (Mexico through Belize and Honduras to Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina)
  • Pachylia syces insularis Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 (Jamaica)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-11-12. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Silkmoths.bizland.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2011-10-19.