Neha Patil

Hemaris alaiana

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

The Alai bee hawkmoth (Hemaris alaiana) is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is known from the Alayskiy Khrebat, Tian Shan, Dzhungarskiy Alatau, Saur and Altai Mountains, from Tajikistan and eastern Kazakhstan to western Mongolia. The habitat consists of montane meadows and woodland glades rich in flowers, generally from 1,400 to 2,200 meters altitude.

The wingspan is 35–45 mm. It is a diurnal species. Adults are wing from early June to mid July.

The larvae probably feed on Lonicera, Rubia and Galium species.

References

Hemaris alaiana Wikipedia


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