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Eumorpha triangulum

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Eumorpha triangulum is a moth of the family Sphingidae.

Distribution

It is found throughout Latin America; namely Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and possibly south-eastern Paraguay.[2]

Description

The wingspan is 99–119 mm for males and 103–130 mm for females. It is similar to Eumorpha anchemolus, but the forewing upperside pattern is more contrasting and variegated. There is a prominent discal spot found on the greenish buff basal area of the hindwing upperside.

Biology

Adults are on wing year round.

The larvae feed on Saurauia montana and Cissus rhombifolia, as well as Actinidiaceae species. They have a well-developed anal horn in the first instar, becoming less prominent as the larvae develop.

References

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-11-12. Retrieved 2011-10-26.
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Silkmoths.bizland.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-14. Retrieved 2011-10-26.
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Eumorpha triangulum: Brief Summary

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Eumorpha triangulum is a moth of the family Sphingidae.

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