Xylophanes columbiana

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Xylophanes columbiana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Xylophanes
Species: X. columbiana
Binomial name
Xylophanes columbiana
Clark, 1935[1]

Xylophanes columbiana is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Colombia.[2]

The length of the forewings is about 32 mm. It is similar to Xylophanes elara, the thorax and abdomen for instance are identical in colour and pattern. Difference is that the third of the oblique postmedian lines lies so close to the heavy fourth line that it is virtually indistinguishable. The dark subbasal area along the inner margin of the forewing underside is less extensive. Of the five postmedian lines present in Xylophanes elara, line one is heavier, line two is absent, line three is prominent from the costa almost to the inner margin, line four is absent and line five is more wavy.

Adults are probably on wing year-round.

The larvae probably feed on Rubiaceae and Malvaceae species.


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Silkmoths.bizland.com. Archived from the original on November 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-25.