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Euchloron megaera

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Euchloron megaera is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from most of Africa[2] and Yemen. It is a migratory species.

The length of the forewings is 40–50 mm and the wingspan is 96–121 mm. The body and forewings are bright deep green. The forewings have a black and white spot at the base, a dark brown spot near the tornus and one or two at the costa. The hindwings are orange-yellow with an irregular brown margin turning greenish near the tornus. There is a black spot at the base and a large, elongated black spot from inner margin to vein five.

The larvae feed on Ampelopsis quinquefolia, Vigna and Cissus species.[3]

Subspecies

  • Euchloron megaera megaera (very common and widely distributed in most habitats in most of Africa south of the Sahara, and Grand Comore, except high mountains and very arid areas. It is also not found in the western Cape)
  • Euchloron megaera asiatica Haxaire & Melichar, 2009 (Yemen)
  • Euchloron megaera lacordairei (Boisduval, 1833) (Madagascar, Mayotte, Mohéli and Anjouan)
  • Euchloron megaera orhanti Haxaire, 2010 (Réunion)
  • Euchloron megaera serrai Darge, 1970 (São Tomé[4])

References

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2011-10-26..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ "Revised Catalogue of the African Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) with Descriptions of the East African species" (PDF). Biodiversitylibrary.org. Retrieved 2011-10-26.
  3. ^ "AfroMoths". www.afromoths.net. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  4. ^ Haxaire J., 2010,Description de la sous-espèce réunionnaise d'Euchloron megaera - The European Entomologist, Vol.3, No.2

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Euchloron megaera: Brief Summary

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Euchloron megaera is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from most of Africa and Yemen. It is a migratory species.

The length of the forewings is 40–50 mm and the wingspan is 96–121 mm. The body and forewings are bright deep green. The forewings have a black and white spot at the base, a dark brown spot near the tornus and one or two at the costa. The hindwings are orange-yellow with an irregular brown margin turning greenish near the tornus. There is a black spot at the base and a large, elongated black spot from inner margin to vein five.

The larvae feed on Ampelopsis quinquefolia, Vigna and Cissus species.

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