Xylophanes obscurus

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Xylophanes obscurus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Xylophanes
Species: X. obscurus
Binomial name
Xylophanes obscurus
Rothschild & Jordan, 1910[1]
  • Xylophanes pizarro Gehlen, 1928

Xylophanes obscurus is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Peru and Brazil.[2]

It is similar to Xylophanes cosmius but the forewing upperside is darker, more uniform and sombre brown. Furthermore, the dark patch distal to discal spot is larger and trapezoidal. The conspicuous postmedian line is straight or slightly convex, reaching the costa before the apex. The fringes are not chequered.

There are probably at least three generations per year.

The larvae probably feed on Rubiaceae and Malvaceae species.


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-11-04. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Silkmoths.bizland.com. Archived from the original on November 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-25.