Butterflies and Beetles of Argentina

Mariposas y Escarabajos de Argentina


Sphingidae de Argentina

Subfamilia - Sphinginae

Tribus - Smerinthini

Adhemarius daphne (Boisduval,1875)

English: Collected at Misiones Prov. (at Puero Iguazu) at light. probably the first record of this

specie in Argentina. also occur in Brazil.

 

Tribus - Sphingini

Manduca sexta/tucumana ?

English: Photographed at Entre Rios Prov.

 

Subfamilia - Macroglossinae

Tribus - Dilophonotini

Pachyliodes resumens (Walker,1856)

English: Wingspan 100mm. photographed at Misiones Prov. Puerto Iguazu at light in December 2005. 

(first record of this specie in Argentina).

Espanol: Adulto 100mm. Distribuido en la Prov. de Misiones.

 

Phryxus caicus (Cramer,1777)

English: Wingspan 80mm. photographed at Misiones Prov. Puerto Iguazu at light in December 2005. 

(first record of this specie in Argentina).

Espanol: Adulto 80mm. Distribuido en la Prov. de Misiones.

 

Erinnyis ello (Linnaeus,1758)

English: Wingspan 85mm. Distributed from Argentina to Canada. foodplants are Euphorbia pulcherrima,

Psidum species (Guava) and Papaya.

 

Tribus - Macroglossini

Xylophanes chiron nechus (Cramer,1777)

English: Photographed at Misiones Prov. Also distributed in Bolivia,Mexico and Belize.

 

Xylophanes ceratomioides (Grote & Robinson,1867)

English: Wingspan up to 96mm. Photographed at Misiones Prov. Distributed from Argentina to Mexico.

 

 

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