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Moths of the Amazon and Andes
Dead Leaf Sphinx
Adhemarius tigrina  FELDER, 1874
Superfamily - BOMBYCOIDEA
Family - SPHINGIDAE
subfamily - SPHINGINAE
Tribe -
Adhemarius tigrina, Manu cloudforest, 1400m, Peru Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
There are 11 known species in the genus Adhemarius, which is confined exclusively to the neotropics.
All are large moths with a wingspan of 10-14cms. The pattern of dark brown markings on the thorax and the base of the forewings is common among all the members of the genus, but the size and shape of the markings varies from species to species. The apex of the forewings is notched in all species. The hindwings of most species are pink at the base, suffusing to yellowish at the outer margins. Many Adhemarius also have a pattern of dark radiating lines on the hindwings.
Adhemarius tigrina is found Colombia to Bolivia.
Habitats
This is a cloudforest species normally found at altitudes between 1000-2200m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

The moths are attracted to lighting with a high UV content.

 

 

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