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Species page for Manduca lichenea

Records from Isla Colon:


Record Locator # 10114

Panama; B. del Toro; Isla Colon

Lat 9.4070, Long -82.3079 [ITEC] el 10m

June 25-27, 2014; moon new/waxing

160w MV light; pasture; hill near forest

Frederick C. Mosher



Field notes from Isla Colon:


This moth has caused me some confusion. I have a short series of specimens from various sites on the island, both males and females, and these specimens are clearly more in line with lichenea than the more common and more widely distributed Manduca florestan. M. lichenea is very similar to M. florestan, but its range is much more spotty. There are no lichenea records that I could find from Panama, but there are records on from Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. It seems reasonable that lichenea would occur on Isla Colon.

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