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Xylophanes rothschildi

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Sphingidae
Scientific name  Xylophanes rothschildi
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Xylophanes
Rank  Subspecies
Similar  Xylophanes thyelia, Xylophanes crotonis, Xylophanes loelia, Xylophanes titana, Xylophanes amadis

Xylophanes rothschildi is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru south to Bolivia.

The wingspan is 63–72 mm. The upperside of the forewings is dark green with a bluish glow. The base of the wings is also green, but has a deeper colour. The upperside of the hindwings is nearly black with an inconspicuous pinkish-orange median band.

The larvae probably feed on Rubiaceae and Malvaceae species.

References

Xylophanes rothschildi Wikipedia


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