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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Macroglossinae > Macroglossini > Acosmerygina > Acosmeryx

Acosmeryx sericeus (Walker, 1856) – Silky Forest Hawkmoth

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Arunachal Pradesh
Meghalaya
Sikkim
All states
Similiar species:
Other Acosmeryx spp. Most other species lack the dentate forewing termen.
Very similiar to A. omissa the ground colour in that species is not so deep grey and variegated. The discal λ pattern on the forewing has the inner arm less distinct in A. omissa.
References:
  1. Kitching, I. Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory. Website accessed July 2015

  2. Pittaway, A.R. & I.J. Kitching. Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic (including Siberia, the Russian Far East, Mongolia, China, Taiwan, the Korean Peninsula and Japan.). Website accessed July 2015.

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2021. Acosmeryx sericeus (Walker, 1856) – Silky Forest Hawkmoth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/355036/Acosmeryx-sericeus
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