Neha Patil

Telchin syphax

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Castniidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Telchin
Similar  Telchin, Telchin licus, Castniidae

Telchin syphax is a moth in the Castniidae family. It is widely distributed in the Amazon basin in South America.

The wingspan is 100–130 mm. Adults are very dark brown. There is a slightly sinuous white band on the forewing that crosses the discal cell from the costal margin to the inner angle. There is a row of six spots found at the apical region of the wing. These spots are divided into two groups of three. There is a row of seven to eight red spots found on the hindwing, running parallel to the external margin.


  • Telchin syphax syphax (Surinam, the Guianas, Venezuela, Trinidad)
  • Telchin syphax completa (Lathy, 1922) (Brazil)
  • References

    Telchin syphax Wikipedia

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