Distribution: Southern USA to Uruguay; Antilles.
Type locality: Surinam.
Synonyms: Macroglossum annulosum Swainson 1822;
Macroglossa balteata Kirtland 1851.
Source of record: Cadiou (pers. comm., 1988).
Method of identification: illustrated in colour by d'Abrera (1986) p. 115.
Notes: according to Cadiou (pers. comm., 1988) "in the B.M. from Cuba and Haiti. M. cary
mentions its presence in Jamaica". The record for Aellopos gehleni Closs 1922
by Schreiber (1978) is
almost certainly wrong as Schreiber tended to rely upon identifications as being correct
and this species is
from South America, with a Type Locality of Bolivia. The illustration is modified from Seitz (1925) pl. 98B, pl. f3.
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