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Two new native larval host plants of Hyles annei (Guérin-Méneville, 1839) (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile following exceptional summer rainfall

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors:H. A. Vargas, Hundsdoerfer A. K.
Journal:Nota Lepidopterologica
Volume:42
Issue:2
Start Page:151
Pagination:151-156
Keywords:CHILE, FOODPLANT, HYLES, IMMATURE STAGES, SPHINGIDAE, WORLDMAP1
Abstract:

"Adults of the little-known Neotropical hawkmoth, Hyles annei (Guérin-Méneville, 1839) (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae: Macroglossinae: Macroglossini), were reared from larvae collected on Allionia incarnata L. (Nyctaginaceae) and Fagonia chilensis Hook. & Arn. (Zygophyllaceae) at about 1900 m elevation in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. The two plants were growing after exceptionally high summer rainfall as part of a blooming desert event. These findings provide a clear example of the ability of this hawkmoth to use ephemeral and unpredictable resources in a hyperarid environment."

URL:https://nl.pensoft.net/article/37662/
DOI:10.3897/nl.42.37662
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