Macroglossum ungues

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Macroglossum ungues
Macroglossum ungues MHNT CUT 2010 0 217 Hanoi Airport (Noi Bai) Vietnam male dorsal.jpg
Male dorsal
Macroglossum ungues MHNT CUT 2010 0 217 Hanoi Airport (Noi Bai) Vietnam male ventral.jpg
Male ventral
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Macroglossum
Species: M. ungues
Binomial name
Macroglossum ungues
Synonyms
  • Macroglossum lanyuana Chen, 1994

Macroglossum ungues is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Indonesia, from Java to Ambon, and also the Philippines[2] and Taiwan.

Adults of subspecies cheni are usually active during the day, but are also attracted to light at night. They usually fly fast along the margins or above the canopy of coastal forests. Observed nectar sources are Stachytarpheta jamaicensis, Clerodendrum inerme, Nothapodytes foetida, Cerbera manghas, Pseucedanum japonicum, Tetrastigma lanyuensis, Ehretia phillippinensis, Aglaia chittagonga, Rourea minor and Capparis lanceolaris.

Larvae of subspecies cheni have been recorded feeding on Paederia scandens var. mairei

Subspecies[edit]

  • Macroglossum ungues ungues
  • Macroglossum ungues cheni Yen, Kitching & Tzen, 2003 (Lanyu Island in Taiwan)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-10-09. Retrieved 2011-10-25.
  2. ^ Pittaway AR; Kitching I. "Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic". Tpittaway.tripod.com. Retrieved 2011-10-25.
  3. ^ Pittaway AR; Kitching I. "Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic". Tpittaway.tripod.com. Retrieved 2011-10-25.