Xylophanes schausi

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Xylophanes schausi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Xylophanes
Species: X. schausi
Binomial name
Xylophanes schausi
(Rothschild, 1894)[1]
Synonyms
  • Darapsa schausi Rothschild, 1894
  • Theretra arpi Schaus, 1898

Xylophanes schausi is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Venezuela, Brazil and Bolivia.[2]

The distal margin of the forewing is strongly convex. The abdomen has no dorsal lines. The postmedian lines are dentate and the two proximal lines are faint, but traceable from the costal to the inner margin. The third is barely indicated and the fourth is marked only by dots on the veins. The pale median band is pale olive-brown.

Adults are probably on wing year-round.

The larvae probably feed on Rubiaceae and Malvaceae species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Xylophanes schausi schausi (Brazil and Bolivia)
  • Xylophanes schausi serenus Rothschild & Jordan, 1910 (Venezuela)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Silkmoths.bizland.com. Archived from the original on November 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-25.