Chaerocina ellisoni

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Chaerocina ellisoni
Chaerocina ellisoni BMNHE274524 male up.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Chaerocina
Species: C. ellisoni
Binomial name
Chaerocina ellisoni
Hayes, 1963[1]

Chaerocina ellisoni is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from the highlands of Ethiopia.[2]

The length of the forewings is about 34 mm. The head and thorax are bright grass green with whitish edges. The abdomen is paler green. The forewings are bright grass green with a straight darker green postmedial line. The hindwings are paler green and the underside is green.


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Archived from the original on 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Revised Catalogue of the African Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) with Descriptions of the East African species" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-10-26.