Xylophanes hydrata

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Xylophanes hydrata
Xylophanes hydrata MHNT CUT 2010 0 286 Caneca Fina, Rio Sucavao, Mun. Mage, Guapi-mirim, Estado do Rio, Brazil - Male dorsal.jpg
Male dorsal
Xylophanes hydrata MHNT CUT 2010 0 286 Caneca Fina, Rio Sucavao, Mun. Mage, Guapi-mirim, Estado do Rio, Brazil - Male ventral.jpg
Male ventral
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Xylophanes
Species:
X. hydrata
Binomial name
Xylophanes hydrata
Rothschild & Jordan, 1903[1]

Xylophanes hydrata is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found from Brazil west to Bolivia and Peru.[2]

It is similar to Xylophanes elara but slightly larger and the postmedian lines and vein spots on the submarginal line on the forewing upperside are stronger. The postmedian line on the base of the forewing underside starts as a line but later becomes a row of vein dots. Often, the line is formed solely from vein spots or can even be entirely absent.

Adults are on wing in November and January in Peru.

The larvae probably feed on Rubiaceae and Malvaceae species.

References[edit]

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