Cechenena chimaera

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Cechenena chimaera
Cechenena chimaera 1894.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Cechenena
Species: C. chimaera
Binomial name
Cechenena chimaera
(Rothschild, 1894)[1]
  • Daphnis chimaera Rothschild, 1894

Cechenena chimaera is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from south-east Asia, including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The wingspan is about 84 mm. Adults are sexually dimorphic. It is very similar to Cechenena aegrota, but larger and there is a difference in the pattern on the forewing upperside. There is a series of conspicuous paired black spots on the underside of the abdomen. The hindwing upperside is dark brown, although the median band is dirty yellow and the costa is pure yellow for half of its length.


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2011-10-20.