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Verdant hawk moth

Euchloron megaera


Euchloron megaera is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is known from most of Africa and Yemen. It is a migratory species. The length of the forewings is 40-50 mm and the wingspan is 96-121 mm. The body and forewings are bright deep green. The forewings have a black and white spot at the base, a dark brown spot near the tornus and one or two at the costa. The hindwings are orange-yellow with an irregular brown margin turning greenish near the tornus. There is a black spot at the base and a large, elongated black spot from inner margin to vein five. The larvae feed on Ampelopsis quinquefolia, Vigna and Cissus species.

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Spotted on Dec 1, 2012
Submitted on Feb 20, 2013

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