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Cechenena aegrota

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Sphingidae
Scientific name  Cechenena aegrota
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Cechenena
Rank  Species
Cechenena aegrota
Similar  Cechenena helops, Elibia dolichus, Eupanacra mydon, Sphecodina caudata, Theretra clotho

Cechenena aegrota is a species of moth in the family Sphingidae. It was described by Butler in 1875. It is known from Nepal, north-eastern India (Sikkim, Meghalaya), Bangladesh, Thailand, Laos, southern China (Hainan, Hong Kong) and Vietnam.

Males in this species have a wingspan of 72-76 millimetres, while females have a wingspan of 88-92 millimetres. This species is sexually dichromatic, with females being darker and browner than males. Adults are on wing from March to December, with a main peak in April in Hong Kong.

The larvae feed on Psychotria species.

Subspecies

  • Cechenena aegrota aegrota
  • Cechenena aegrota kueppersi Eitschberger, 2007 (northern Vietnam)
  • References

    Cechenena aegrota Wikipedia


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