ⓘ Xylophanes ockendeni

                                     

ⓘ Xylophanes ockendeni

Xylophanes ockendeni is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Peru.

The length of the front wings is 35-36 mm. It is similar to Xylophanes rothschildi, but distinguished by a slightly scalloped outer edge of the front wing, more clearly defined dark basal spot on the front wing from above, transversely oriented dark patch distal to the discal spot, and notched, brown postmedian band, distal of which, on the inner edge, black, triangular patch. The abdomen has a thin, brown dorsal line, on either side of which is a row of small black spots, one on the trailing edge of each tergite. On the underside of the abdomen has a violet red colour. Front wing top is similar to Xylophanes macasensis but the ground color is deeper, darker, more bluish-green color, which dark spots are less prominent, making the whole moth look more gray. Postmedian line brownish, emarginate, less visible and more poorly expressed, distal harmonizing with the ground color. The area around the discal spot is paler, making the stains more visible. The line shape is represented by a row of small, dark spots on the veins.

The larvae probably feed on Rubiaceae and Malvaceae species.