Eurypteryx alleni

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Eurypteryx alleni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Eurypteryx
Species: E. alleni
Binomial name
Eurypteryx alleni
Hogenes & Treadaway, 1993[1]

Eurypteryx alleni is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found in the Philippines, Sulawesi, Malaysia, Burma, Thailand and probably part of Indonesia.

The length of the forewings is 38–40 mm. It is very similar to Eurypteryx falcata, but darker. The abdomen upperside has no dark spots on tergites four, five and six. The forewing upperside has a dark triangle lacking paler spots along the costa and has no darker area around the black discal spot. The forewing underside has a large triangular patch extending from the base of the wing to the costa. The hindwing upperside has a large black median blotch and the hindwing underside has two dark transverse lines.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Eurypteryx alleni alleni (the Philippines and Sulawesi)
  • Eurypteryx alleni gigas Haxaire, 2010 (Malaysia, Burma, Thailand and probably part of Indonesia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2011-10-26.