Hawkmoths of  Brazil  by Alan Martin

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Callionima

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Callionima falcifera (Gehlen, 1943)                                                          Common name: none


Original description: Hemeroplanes falcifera Gehlen, 1943. Ent. Zeitschrift. 57: 50.


Synonymous species: Hemeroplanes elainae (Neidhoefer, 1968); Hemeroplanes falcifera guaycura (Cary, 1963); Hemeroplanes jamaicensis (Cary, 1951).


Type specimen locality: Mexico, Honduras, Venezuela, Brazil and Virgin Islands (St. Thomas)


Distribution: can be found from Central America down into central South America. In Brazil it has been recorded from the North-east, South-east and Southern regions.


Callionima parce (Fabricius, 1775)                                                            Common name: Parce Sphinx


Original description: Sphinx parce Fabricius, 1775. Systema Entomologiae 543.


Synonymous species: Hemeroplanes  parthenope (Zikan, 1935); Sphinx galianna (Burmeister, 1855); Sphinx licastus (Stoll, 1782)


Type specimen locality: Brasilia [Brazil]


Distribution: this species occurs widely across the Neotropical region from Mexico to Argentina. It has been recorded from all 5 regions of Brazil.


Callionima guiarti (Debauche, 1934)                                                       Common name: none


Original description: Hemeroplanes guiarti Debauche, 1934. Bull. Mus. roy. Hist. nat. Belge. 10 (39): 4.


Synonymous species: Hemeroplanes modesta (Gehlen, 1950)


Type specimen locality: Paraguay


Distribution: C.guiarti has a wide range across central South America from Peru to the eastern coast of Brazil. It has been recorded from the North-east, West-central and South-eastern regions.


Callionima pan (Cramer, [1779])                                                                                Common name: none


Original description: Sphinx pan Cramer, [1779]; Uitl. Kapellen 3 (17-21): 39.


Synonymous species: none


Type specimen locality: Surinam


Distribution: the nominate race C. pan pan is found from Central America to Amazonia (Northern region) and is replaced by the subspecies C. pan neivai in the South-east and Southern regions of Brazil. The species has also been recorded from the West-central region, but of unknown race.


Callionima inuus (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)                                                    Common name: none


Original description: Hemeroplanes inuus Rothschild & Jordan, 1903. Novit. Zoologicae 9 (suppl): 388 (key), 391.


Synonymous species: Hemeroplanes brethesi (Kohler, 1924)


Type specimen locality: Iquitos [Peru]


Distribution: this species occurs throughout the Neotropical region. In Brazil it has been recorded from the North, North-east, South-east and Southern regions.


Callionima grisescens (Rothschild, 1894)                                     Common name: none


Original description: Hemeroplanes grisescens Rothschild, 1894. Novit. Zoologicae 1: 73.


Synonymous species: C. grisescens elegans (Gehlen, 1935).


Type specimen locality: Tucuman, Argentina


Distribution: occurs across most of South America. The species has been recorded in all 5 regions of Brazil.


Callionima nomius (Walker, 1856)                                                                                Common name: Fan-tailed Bark Moth


Original description: Calliomma nomius Walker, 1856. List Specimens Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 8: 109.


Synonymous species: Eucheryx nomius (Boisduval, [1875])


Type specimen locality: Brazil


Distribution: C. nomius can be found throughout the Neotropical region and is a very common Sphingid in Brazil. It has been recorded from all 5 regions.


Callionima acuta (Rothschild & Jordan, 1910)                                                    Common name: none


Original description: Hemeroplanes acuta Rothschild & Jordan, 1910. Novit. Zoologicae 17: 451.


Synonymous species: none


Type specimen locality: Allianca, Brazil


Distribution: C. acuta has been recorded from Peru, Bolivia and Amazonia in Northern Brazil.