Pseudopolyptychus

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Pseudopolyptychus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Tribe: Smerinthini
Genus: Pseudopolyptychus
Carcasson, 1968
Species: P. foliaceus
Binomial name
Pseudopolyptychus foliaceus
(Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)[1]
Synonyms
  • Polyptychus foliaceus Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

Pseudopolyptychus is a genus of moths in the family Sphingidae, containging one species, Pseudopolyptychus foliaceus, which is known from Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Togo and from Ghana to Nigeria.[2]

It is an undistinguished species, with pale brown forewings overlain with darker brown markings. The thorax is pale brown with a longitudinal dark brown median line. The proboscis is very short. The forewing upperside is pale brown with a subapical darker brown triangular patch on the costa and a dark brown line crossing the discal cell, expanding into a postmedian trapezoidal darker brown patch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. 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.