Xylophanes mineti

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Xylophanes mineti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Xylophanes
Species: X. mineti
Binomial name
Xylophanes mineti
Haxaire & Vaglia, 2004[1]

Xylophanes mineti is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Ecuador and Bolivia.

The wingspan is 84–87 mm. It is similar to Xylophanes crotonis, but of similar in size to Xylophanes sarae. The forewing is more slender and slightly more falcate than Xylophanes crotonis. The forewing upperside ground colour is greenish-brown (fading to reddish-brown). The first postmedian line is sometimes slightly duplicated, giving the impression of a supernumerary line.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Xylophanes mineti mineti
  • Xylophanes mineti boliviana Haxaire & Vaglia, 2004 (Bolivia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-11-04. Retrieved 2011-10-25.