Poliana buchholzi

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Poliana buchholzi
24-Poliana buchholzi (Plötz, 1880) (Protoparce weiglei).JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Poliana
P. buchholzi
Binomial name
Poliana buchholzi
(Plötz, 1880)[1]
  • Sphinx buchholzi Plötz, 1880
  • Protoparce weigli Möschler, 1887
  • Protoparce laucheana Druce, 1882

Poliana buchholzi is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from forests from western Africa to Uganda and western Kenya.[2]

The length of the forewings is 41–45 mm. The forewings are olive grey, variously mottled with whitish and transversely banded with numerous crenulate blackish lines. The stigma is whitish and prominent. The hindwings are grey, but whitish near the tornus and the inner margin. The body is olive grey above, mottled with whitish and blackish and pink below. There are two ochreous yellow hair tufts bordered with black near the base of the abdomen above.


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  2. ^ Carcasson, R. H. (1967). "Revised Catalogue of the African Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) with Descriptions of the East African species". Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society and National Museum. 26 (3): 1–173 – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.