Langia zenzeroides

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Langia zenzeroides
Langia zenzeroides zenzeroides MHNT CUT 2010 0 Khasi Hills Assam male dorsal.jpg
Male Langia zenzeroides zenzeroides
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L. zenzeroides
Binomial name
Langia zenzeroides
Moore, 1872[1]
Synonyms
  • Langia khasiana Moore, 1872
  • Langia zenzeroides nina Mell, 1922
  • Langia zenzeroides szechuana Chu & Wang, 1980
  • Langia zenzeroides kunmingensis Zhao, 1984

Langia zenzeroides, the apple hawkmoth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae.[2] It was described by Frederic Moore in 1872.

Distribution[edit]

It is found in northern India, eastern and southern China, South Korea, northern Thailand, northern Vietnam, Japan and Taiwan.[3]

Description[edit]

The wingspan is 100–156 mm.

Biology[edit]

In northern China, there is one generation per year, with adults on wing from April to May. In Korea, adults have been recorded from late April to mid-May and in Thailand, the main flight period is January and February.

The larvae have been recorded on Prunus persica, but feed on most woody Rosaceae species, such as cherries, apples, pears and medlars.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Langia zenzeroides zenzeroides (northern India, eastern and southern China, South Korea, northern Thailand and northern Vietnam)
  • Langia zenzeroides nawai Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 (Japan)[4]
  • Langia zenzeroides formosana Clark, 1936 (mountains of Taiwan)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  2. ^ Savela, Markku. "Langia zenzeroides Moore, 1872". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  3. ^ Pittaway, A. R.; Kitching, I. J. (2018). "Langia zenzeroides zenzeroides Moore, 1872 -- Apple hawkmoth". Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  4. ^ Pittaway, A. R.; Kitching, I. J. (2018). "Langia zenzeroides nawai Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 -- Apple hawkmoth". Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  5. ^ Pittaway, A. R.; Kitching, I. J. (2018). "Langia zenzeroides formosana Clark, 1936 -- Apple hawkmoth". Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic. Retrieved December 15, 2018.