Scale bar: 1 cm

Guadeloupe, Ste-Anne, Grands Fonds, 26-X-67 (L. Gruner leg., in coll. Delplanque).
Image scanned by A. Delplanque.

Aellopos tantalus (Linnaeus 1758)

Sphingidae Macroglossinae

Detail of the forewings

Aellopos fadus
Aellopos tantalus

Biology and distribution

Larva on Rubiaceae.

A diurnal species.

Very rare in Guadeloupe: Ste-Anne: Grands Fonds (Gruner) and Martinique (Pinchon, Ryckewaert). Never found by ourselves, but the illustrations given in Pinchon and d'Aguilar apparently correspond to A. tantalus.
St-Martin, St-Bartholomew (Pinchon).

St-Kitts, St-Lucia, Grenada (Pinchon).
? Greater Antilles.

From southern United States to Paraguay.


Similar species

Aellopos fadus

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