Girish Mahajan

Acosmeryx castanea

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Sphingidae
Scientific name  Acosmeryx castanea
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Acosmeryx
Rank  Species
Acosmeryx castanea
Similar  Acosmeryx, Acosmeryx naga, Ampelophaga rubiginosa, Ampelophaga, Ambulyx ochracea

acosmeryx castanea rothschild jordan 1903


Acosmeryx castanea is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It was described by Rothschild and Jordan in 1903, and is known from eastern and southern China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.

The wingspan is 75–90 mm. In Hong Kong, adults are on wing from March to late September. In Korea and Japan, adults are on wing from late June to mid-August. There are multiple generations per year.

The larvae feed on Ampelopsis glandulosa and Cayratia japonica.

References

Acosmeryx castanea Wikipedia


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