Polyptychus andosa

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Coryndon's polyptychus
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P. andosa
Binomial name
Polyptychus andosa
(Walker, 1856)
Synonyms
  • Panacra andosa Walker, 1856
  • Polyptychus andosus

Polyptychus andosa, or Coryndon's polyptychus, is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from eastern and western Africa.

The length of the forewings is 26–29 mm for males and about 30 mm for females. The forewings and body of the female are cinnamon brown with indistinct markings.[1]

The larvae feed on Morus and Parinare species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Polyptychus andosa andosa (Forests from Sierra Leone to Nigeria)
  • Polyptychus andosa tiro Kernbach, 1957 (Forests from the Congo to Uganda)
  • Polyptychus andosa amaniensis Carcasson, 1968 (Tanzania)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.