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Polyptychus andosa

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Sphingidae
Scientific name  Polyptychus andosa
Rank  Subspecies
Class  Insecta
Genus  Polyptychus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Butterflies and moths
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Polyptychus andosa (Coryndon's polyptychus) is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from eastern and western Africa.

The length of the forewings is 26–29 mm for males and about 30 mm for females. The forewings and body of the female are cinnamon brown with indistinct markings.

The larvae feed on Morus and Parinare species.

Subspecies

  • Polyptychus andosa andosa (Forests from Sierra Leone to Nigeria)
  • Polyptychus andosa tiro Kernbach, 1957 (Forests from the Congo to Uganda)
  • Polyptychus andosa amaniensis Carcasson, 1968 (Tanzania)
  • References

    Polyptychus andosa Wikipedia


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