Saturday, April 14, 2012

Pellucid Hawk Moth (Cephonodes hylas) Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This pellucid hawk moth is from the family of Sphingidae under genus of Cephonodes. The species name is Cephonodes hylas (Linnaeus, 1771)



This pellucid hawk moth has clear wings and beautiful color of body. It has hairy green color at the head and upper side of thorax while the under side is white. The abdomen has three color bands in green, red and yellow sucessively. It has black hairy tail. The wing span is about 60mm.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
No Taxon : Moths
Superfamily : Bombycoidea
Family : Sphingidae - Sphinx Moths
Subfamily : Macroglossinae
Genus : Cephonodes
Species : C. hylas
Binomial name : Cephonodes hylas (Linnaeus, 1771)

References:
http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/c_hyl.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cephonodes_hylas
http://www.boldsystems.org/views/taxbrowser.php?taxon=Cephonodes%20hylas


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