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Description:

Green large kind of Hawk Moth... it can be Euchloron megaera megaera FAMILY: Sphingidae SUBFAMILY: Macroglossinae GENUS: Euchloron SPECIES: megaera

Habitat:

It was standing on a palm tree vase, on a main street in the city center of Luanda, in Angola. My findings put this species in Angola but not the subspecies, so I would appreciate some help

Notes:

Searched for it at Afro Moths website http://www.afromoths.net/species/show/17... http://www.afromoths.net/species/show/17...

1 Species ID Suggestions

Verdant Hawkmoth
Euchloron megaera Verdant Hawkmoth from Angola - What's That Bug?


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3 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

What a gorgeous moth Sofia.
There is no need to get down to subspecies for the scientific name field. We only want the straight binomial 'Genus species'. Any other information is good to go into your notes.
As you suggested 'Euchloron megaera' looks pretty good to me. Here's an almost identical one found near Luanda. https://static.inaturalist.org/photos/45...

SofiaD
SofiaD a year ago

it was from africanmoths that I got a previous identification but the habitat wasn't so convincing... great link the one you sent Whats That Bug :)

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 a year ago

Great find, here is another link: https://www.africanmoths.com/pages/SPHIN...

SofiaD
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Spotted on May 26, 2016
Submitted on Jul 6, 2020

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