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Platysphinx stigmatica

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Sphingidae
Scientific name  Platysphinx stigmatica
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Platysphinx
Rank  Species
Platysphinx stigmatica
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Platysphinx stigmatica is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from forests from Nigeria to the Congo, Angola and western Uganda.

The length of the forewings is 58–62 mm for males and 60–65 mm for females. There are red spots on the hindwing, which are evenly distributed and not arranged in regular bands. The forewing of the females is broader, less acuminate, darker and more reddish than in males. The hindwings are more heavily spotted with red. It is separable from Platysphinx phyllis and Platysphinx piabilis only convincingly by examining the genitalia.

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