Xylophanes aglaor

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Xylophanes aglaor
Xylophanes aglaor MHNT CUT 2010 0 71 Umuarama Sao Paulo Brasil male dorsal.jpg
Xylophanes aglaor Male dorsal MHNT
Xylophanes aglaor MHNT CUT 2010 0 71 Umuarama Sao Paulo Brasil male ventral.jpg
Xylophanes aglao Male ventral MHNT
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Xylophanes
Species: X. aglaor
Binomial name
Xylophanes aglaor
(Boisduval, 1875)[1]
Synonyms
  • Choerocampa aglaor Boisduval, 1875

Xylophanes aglaor is a moth of the family Sphingidae.

Distribution[edit]

It is found from Brazil west to Bolivia.[2]

Description[edit]

It is similar in appearance to several other members of the Xylophanes genus, but a number of differences distinguish it from Xylophanes libya, to which it most closely compares, particularly in its darker coloring and pattern, with its clearer contrasts. Black scales are scattered over the wings, which are otherwise striated with five postmedial lines.

Biology[edit]

The larvae probably feed 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.