Martinique, La Trinité, Presqu'île de la Caravelle, 29-VIII-84

Xylophanes chiron (Drury 1770)

ssp. lucianus (Rothschild & Jordan 1906)

Sphingidae Macroglossinae

Biology and distribution

Larva on Rubiaceae from hygrophilic zones (Palicourea, Psychotria, Spermacoce).

Very common in Guadeloupe and Martinique, in hygrophilic and mesophilic zones. The most abundant hawk-moth in Guadeloupe.

Throughout the Lesser Antilles (not in dry islands).
Greater Antilles: X. chiron chiron (Drury 1770).

From Mexico to Argentina: X. chiron necchus (Cramer 1779).


Similar species

Xylophanes pluto

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