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Hemaris affinis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Sphingidae
Scientific name  Hemaris affinis
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Hemaris
Rank  Species
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Similar  Hemaris ducalis, Hemaris croatica, Hemaris thetis, Acosmeryx naga, Hemaris

Hemaris affinis, the honeysuckle bee hawkmoth, is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is known from Mongolia, the Russian Far East, northern, central and eastern China, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea and Japan.

The wingspan is 43–54 mm. There are two generations per year in northern China, with adults on wing from May to late August. In Korea, adults have been recorded from early May to early November.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Lonicera maackii in the Russian Far East and China, as well as Lonicera japonica and Patrinia scabiosaefolia in Korea.

References

Hemaris affinis Wikipedia


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