Xylophanes marginalis

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Xylophanes marginalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Xylophanes
Species: X. marginalis
Binomial name
Xylophanes marginalis
Clark, 1917[1]
Synonyms
  • Xylophanes reussi Closs, 1920
  • Xylophanes marginalis subtyndarus (Hoffmann, 1934)

Xylophanes marginalis is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.[2]

The length of the forewings is about 26 mm for males and 31 mm for females. It is similar to Xylophanes tyndarus but shorter-winged and with differences in the forewing pattern. The first postmedian line on the forewing upperside is less oblique and placed closer to the antemedian lines. The apical dash is absent.

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. Archived from the original on 2012-11-04. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Silkmoths.bizland.com. Archived from the original on November 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-25.