Macroglossum mitchelli

Macroglossum mitchellii

Macroglossum mitchellii
Macroglossum mitchellii imperator
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Macroglossum
Species: M. mitchellii
Binomial name
Macroglossum mitchellii
Boisduval, 1875
  • Macroglossa imperator Butler, 1875
  • Macroglossum mitchellii chinensis Clark, 1928

Macroglossum mitchellii is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is known from Sri Lanka, southern and eastern India, Thailand, southern China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia (Peninsular, Sarawak) and Indonesia (Sumatra, Kalimantan, Java).

The wingspan is 55-74 mm. This species is easily recognised by the upperside of the head and thorax having a broad, very dark median stripe that divides the pinkish grey background into two stripes.



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