Xylophanes sp. (chiron)

Sphingidae

Host plant: Palicourea sp.

 

Coll. Location: Various low elevation sites

 Additional Photos: Body details

Determined by:

LIFE HISTORY DATA

Rearing results and development time

As of January 2010, N=3.

Host plants

Rubiaceae: Palicouraeae sp.

Parasitoids

Ichneumonidae N=1; Braconidae N=1, Meteorinae, Meteorus sp., 50 individuals

Predators

Observations and Comments

This species is probably Xylophanes chiron or some very close sister species.
Collection locations include: Ahuano forest 0104.22S, 07734.04W, 407m; Cascada San Rafael 0006S, 07734W, 960m

Voucher location

Lepidoptera: Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Ichneumonidae: University of Nevada:Reno
Braconidae: Jim Whitfield Lab; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne