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Acosmeryx shervillii

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Sphingidae
Scientific name  Acosmeryx shervillii
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Acosmeryx
Rank  Species
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Similar  Acosmeryx, Acosmeryx socrates, Acosmeryx anceus, Acosmeryx sericeus, Ambulyx pryeri

Acosmeryx shervillii (dull forest hawkmoth) is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found from the Indian subregion of India, Sri Lanka, to Sundaland, the Philippines and Sulawesi. Acosmeryx pseudonaga is sometimes treated as a valid species.

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Description

The different color varieties of the species has subjected to many taxonomic revisions in many times. However, they are classified as color morphs of the single species A. shervillii.

According to the The Fauna Of British India Including Ceylon And Burma Moths Vol-1 by G. F. Hampson described the species as follows:

Biology

There are three or more generations in Hong Kong, occurring from early March until early October. The larvae have been recorded on Saurauia, Dillenia, Leea, Cayratia, Cissus and Vitis species.

References

Acosmeryx shervillii Wikipedia


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