Xylophanes adalia

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Xylophanes adalia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Xylophanes
Species: X. adalia
Binomial name
Xylophanes adalia
(Druce, 1881)[1]
Synonyms
  • Calliomma adalia Druce, 1881

Xylophanes adalia is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Panama, Costa Rica north to south-eastern Belize and Mexico. In the south, it ranges as far as Ecuador.[2]

The wingspan is 55–56 mm. The females are larger than the males. It is similar to Xylophanes depuiseti and Xylophanes ploetzi, but the underside of the body and wings is more golden-yellow and the lines on the forewing upperside are more distinct.

Adults are on wing in January in Ecuador and possibly longer elsewhere.

Larvae have been recorded feeding on Psychotria panamensis, Psychotria nervosa and Pavonia guanacastensis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-10-26. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Silkmoths.bizland.com. Archived from the original on November 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-25.