Xylophanes irrorata

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Xylophanes irrorata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Xylophanes
Species: X. irrorata
Binomial name
Xylophanes irrorata
(Grote, 1865)[1]
Synonyms
  • Chaerocampa irrorata Grote, 1865

Xylophanes irrorata is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Cuba.[2]

The upperside and underside of the body and wings is uniformly pale pinkish-brown, although the underside is paler than the upperside. The forewing upperside has a darker brown postmedian line, with a pale proximal border, running from the hind margin towards the apex (but not reaching it). The hindwing upperside has an olive-brown basal area.

Adults are probably on wing year-round.

The larvae possibly feed on Psychotria panamensis, Psychotria nervosa and Pavonia guanacastensis.

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.