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Xylophanes zurcheri

Xylophanes zurcheri


Green forewings with brown black hindwings. Underside has a lichen pattern possibly for mimic. Medium sized hawk moth with very defined wing outline. Females are almost always larger than males, males have more green on forewings.


Neotropical Cloud forests and Rainforests


Found this gal at a black light sheet set up by the Selva Verde Lodge for observing and I just had to photograph her. Never seen many sphinxes in the Xylophanes genus so I was very happy to see this rather uncommon, little known species on my vacation in Costa Rica.

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Heredia Province, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jun 29, 2013
Submitted on Jun 3, 2014

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