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Xylophanes chiron  DRURY, 1770

Superfamily - BOMBYCOIDEA
Family - SPHINGIDAE
subfamily - MACROGLOSSINAE
Tribe -

Xylophanes chiron, Villa Rica, Peru Adrian Hoskins

Introduction

The genus Xylophanes includes about 65 species, all of which are confined to the neotropical region. All have a similar wing shape and long pointed abdomen. The moths vary considerably in colour but are all cryptically patterned to resemble wood, bark or dead leaves. Xylophanes chiron occurs in two colour forms, brown and green, resembling dead and living leaves respectively.

Xylophanes chiron is distributed from Mexico to Uruguay, and is also found in Jamaica, Hispaniola, Cuba, and most of the larger islands in the Caribbean Sea.

Xylophanes chiron, Villa Rica, Peru Adrian Hoskins

Habitats
This species is found in rainforest and cloudforest at altitudes between sea level and about 1000m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

To be completed.

Xylophanes chiron, Villa Rica, Peru Adrian Hoskins

 

 

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