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Acosmeryx naga

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Sphingidae
Scientific name  Acosmeryx naga
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Acosmeryx
Rank  Species
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Similar  Acosmeryx, Ampelophaga rubiginosa, Mimas christophi, Ampelophaga, Phyllosphingia dissimilis

Acosmeryx naga is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It was described by Frederic Moore in 1858, and is known from Japan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, China and south-east Asia.

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Description

The wingspan is 86-112 mm.

Distribution

In northern China, there is one generation per year, with adults on wing from April to June. In Korea, adults are on wing from early May to mid August.

Biology

The larva of the species have been found on plants in the genera Vitis, Ampelopsis, Actinidia, and Saurauia.

Subspecies

  • Acosmeryx naga naga (Himalayan foothills of Pakistan, India, Nepal and China, Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand, northern Vietnam, eastern and southern China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan)
  • Acosmeryx naga hissarica Shchetkin, 1956 (southern Tajikistan and Afghanistan)
  • References

    Acosmeryx naga Wikipedia


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