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Xylophanes tersa (Linnaeus, 1771)

Имаго  Xylophanes tersa


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Bombycoidea family Sphingidae subfamily Macroglossinae tribe Macroglossini subtribe Choerocampina genus Xylophanes → species Xylophanes tersa

Species name(s)

Xylophanes tersa (Linnaeus, 1771) = Sphinx tersa Linnaeus, 1771 = tristis Closs, 1918 = cubensis Gehlen, 1941 = Chaerocampa tersa.


Zoogeographical regions

Nearctic, Neotropic.

Имаго  Xylophanes tersa

Detailed information with references


  • Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Colombia, Bolivia, Paraguay, French Guiana, Argentina, Brazil Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Larva food plants

  • Borreria, Catalpa, Manettia spp., Spermacoce glabra, Pentas spp. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.
  • Borreria, Catalpa, Manettia spp., Spermacoce glabra, Pentas spp. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Subspecies Xylophanes tersa


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Colin Hutton, Alex Dumchus.

Text data: Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.



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19.03.2014 20:36, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Nearctic, Neotropic.

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