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Manduca lucetius (left) and Isognanthus menechus
2 different species of moth, about 2.5" (6cm) long
atlantic coast rainforest
I spotted these on the wall of the guesthouse beside a rustic sphinx moth in Caratinga Biological Reserve.
Thanks for the ID bayucca. I have a few more unidentified moths from Brazil, if you get some time to look at them I would really appreciate any input you have.
Left one is Manduca lucetius:http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/mlucelu...http://www.papillon-poitou-charentes.org...Right one is probably not a Manduca sp., but Isognathus sp.. Although I have literature about the Sphingidae in your area, this is quite a tricky one. I think it is Isognathus menechushttp://www.guianensis.fr/images/sphingid...http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/imenech...http://www.cate-sphingidae.org/taxonomy/...Look at the strong dark patch in the middle of the forewing, then you can see on both side another curved stripe towards the body. I think this is typical for Menechus and not seen in other Sphingidae.
Lat: -19.79, Long: -42.14
Spotted on Dec 15, 2010 Submitted on Apr 28, 2011