Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hummingbird Hawk Moth (Macroglossum sitiene), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This moth is from the Sphingidae family under genus of Macroglossum . The species name is Macroglossum sitiene (Walker, 1856).









This moth has a tail like a bird. The color of the wings are dominated with dark grey color. The size from head to tail about 25mm (1 inch). 

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
No Taxon : Moths
Superfamily : Bombycoidea
Family : Sphingidae - Sphinx Moths
Subfamily : Macroglossinae
Genus : Macroglossum
Species : M. sitiene
Binomial name : Macroglossum sitiene (Walker, 1856)

References:
http://www.boldsystems.org/views/taxbrowser.php?taxid=64276
http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/m_sit.htm




Acknowledgment:
Fellows of /r/whatsthisbug :
1. Joseph_P_Brenner
2. Joot78
3. Quaoarpower


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