IMBIV   05474
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Addendum de los Esfíngidos de Argentina. Addendum to the Hawkmoths of Argentina
Literature of Latin America
Lugar: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Año: 2007 p. 30
This addendum presents new information to update the recently published Hawkmoths of Argentina (Moré et al., 2005). In addition to new records for 64 previously recorded species, we also include data for a further ten species new to the Argentine fauna, together with colour photographs of the adults and distribution maps. The Hawkmoths of Argentina included in its numbered list nine species for which there were then no localized records for the country. These species were included on the basis that other authors had reported them in Argentina (generally without specific locality information) and they were present in neighbouring countries. Of these nine species, we can confirm with precise data the presence of Aleuron chloroptera (in Misiones province) but not yet the remaining eight: Aellopos ceculus, Eumorpha capronnieri, Eumorpha translineatus, Isognathus caricae, Madoryx plutonius, Manduca fosteri, Xylophanes fosteri and Xylophanes tyndarus. In addition, we can add a further nine species to the Argentine fauna. Schmit et al. (2005) reported Eumorpha cissi, Nyceryx continua, Xylophanes nabuchodonosor, and Xylophanes resta from the Calilegua (Jujuy Province) and El Rey (Salta province) National Parks. Ezequiel Núñez Bustos (pers. comm.) confirmed the occurrence of Aleuron neglectum, Manduca hannibal, Nyceryx riscus, Unzela japix and Xylophanes pistacina from specimens in his private collection, captured in the Yacutinga Reserve (Misiones province), of which the record of Unzela japix represents a genus of sphingid previously unreported for Argentina. The tenth species, Adhemarius daphne, had been treated as a junior synonym of Adhemarius gannascus, but Vaglia & Haxaire (2005) recently confirmed its status as a valid species. The picture of A. gannascus published by Moré et al. (2005) is actually an A. daphne. We present here new records for both A. gannascus and A. daphne, together with pictures to facilitate their identification. The records listed by Moré et al. (2005) under A. gannascus have not yet been rechecked and their identifications remain unconfirmed. Almost certainly they include a mix of both species.