Cechenena lineosa

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Cechenena lineosa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Cechenena
Species: C. lineosa
Binomial name
Cechenena lineosa
(Walker, 1856)[1]
Synonyms
  • Chaerocampa lineosa Walker, 1856
  • Chaerocampa major Butler, 1875
  • Cechenena lineosa viridula Bryk, 1944

Cechenena lineosa is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from northern India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, southern China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia (Peninsular, Sarawak, Sabah) and Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan).[2]

Description[edit]

The wingspan is 74–120 mm. It is a variable species, with regard to both forewing upperside ground colour and pattern intensity. There are seven oblique postmedian lines on the forewing upperside. There is considerable variation in the brightness of the spaces between the bands. Both the forewing and hindwing underside ground colour is orange-beige. There is a pale buff median band of variable width located on the hindwing upperside.

Biology[edit]

Adults are swift flyers and visit flowers after dusk.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Saurauia tristyla, Impatiens, Vitis and Polygonum species in India.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  2. ^ Pittaway AR; Kitching I. "Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic". Tpittaway.tripod.com. Retrieved 2011-10-20.