Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Manduca lefeburii
There are 23 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Manduca lefeburii
Public Records: 25
Specimens with Barcodes: 37
Species With Barcodes: 1
The wingspan is 89-110 mm. It is similar in appearance to several other members of the Manduca genus, but a number of differences distinguish it from Manduca andicola, Manduca incisa and Manduca jasminearum, to which it most closely compares, particularly in its uniform forewing upperside with a conspicuous dark band.
There are at least two generations per year in Costa Rica with adults on wing from May to June and again from August to December. In Bolivia, adults have been recorded from October to December.
- Manduca lefeburii lefeburii (Mexico, Belize, Nicaragua and Costa Rica to Venezuela, Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil)
- Manduca lefeburii bossardi (Gehlen, 1926) (Mexico)
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