Monday, April 23, 2012

The Privet Hawk Moth (psilogramma menephron), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This Privet hawk moth is from the family of Sphingidae under genus of Psilogramma. The species name is Psilogramma menephron (Cramer, 1780)





This hawk moth has hairy grey color of head, thorax, upper side of fore wing and abdomen. It also has grey hairy legs. The wings are long and narrow. The thorax seems raised resemble a flat hump. The size of body is about 40mm, and the wing span is about 100mm.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
No Taxon : Moths
Superfamily :  Bombycoidea
Family : Sphingidae - Sphinx Moths
Subfamily : Sphinginae
Tribe : Sphingini
Genus: Psilogramma 
Species: P. menephron 
Binomial name : Psilogramma menephron (Cramer, 1780)


References:
http://www.arbec.com.my/moths/sphingidae/sphingidae_5_1.php
http://www.ccs-hk.org/DM/butterfly/Sphingid/Psilogramma-menephron.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psilogramma_menephron

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