Phylloxiphia illustris

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Phylloxiphia illustris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Phylloxiphia
Species: P. illustris
Binomial name
Phylloxiphia illustris
(Rothschild & Jordan, 1906)[1]
Synonyms
  • Typhosia illustris Rothschild & Jordan, 1906
  • Libyoclanis illustris

Phylloxiphia illustris is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from lowland forest from Liberia to the Congo and western Uganda.[2]

The length of the forewings is 27–29 mm. The forewings and body are straw-coloured. The forewing has a number of irregular, dark transverse lines. The fringe is dark brown. The hindwings are strongly produced at the tornus and pinkish red, although the tornal area is straw-coloured.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Revised Catalogue of the African Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) with Descriptions of the East African species" (PDF). Biodiversitylibrary.org. Retrieved 2011-11-01.