Hippotion joiceyi

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Hippotion joiceyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Hippotion
Species: H. joiceyi
Binomial name
Hippotion joiceyi
Clark, 1922[1]

Hippotion joiceyi is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is found in Indonesia.

The length of the forewings is about 30 mm. It is very similar to Hippotion brennus form brennus but immediately distinguishable by the lack of paired subdorsal white spots on the abdomen. The frons and upperside of the labial palps is dark brown. The upperside of the abdomen is unicolorous orange-brown, contrasting strongly with the dark brown and pale grey thorax.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  • Pinhey, E (1962): Hawk Moths of Central and Southern Africa. Longmans Southern Africa, Cape Town.