Pseudococytius

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Pseudococytius
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Pseudococytius
Eitschberger, 2006
Species: P. beelzebuth
Binomial name
Pseudococytius beelzebuth
(Boisduval, 1875)[1]
Synonyms
  • Amphonyx beelzebuth Boisduval, 1875
  • Cocytius beelzebuth

Pseudococytius is a genus of hawkmoths. The single species, Pseudococytius beelzebuth was placed in Cocytius for a long time. It is found from Nicaragua and Costa Rica south through Venezuela to Brazil, Bolivia and Venezuela.[2]

The wingspan is 115–148 mm. There are at least two generations per year in Costa Rica with adults on wing from January to February and again from July to August.

The larvae feed on Guatteria diospyroides.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Retrieved 2011-11-01. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Silkmoths.bizland.com. 2011-04-23. Archived from the original on 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2011-11-01.