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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.

List of Acosmeryx Boisduval, [1875] known from India.
Acosmeryx anceus (Stoll, 1781), Assam (Arandhara et al.,2017) Jharkhand (Singh et al.,2018), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017).
Acosmeryx akanshi Melichar,Řezáč,Manjunatha & Horecký, 2014, Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017), Tamil Nadu (Iyer and Kitching, 2019).
Acosmeryx castanea Rothschild & Jordan,1903, Sikkim Himalaya region (Khan and Raina, 2017).
Acosmeryx naga (Moore, 1858), Punjab (Singh and Kaur, 2017), Sikkim Himalaya (Khan and Raina, 2017).
Acosmeryx omissa Rothschild & Jordan,1903, Himalayan region (Sanyal et al., 2018); West Bengal (Shah, 2016).
Acosmeryx pseudonaga Butler,1881, Sikkim (Kitching, 2020).
Acosmeryx sericeus (Walker, 1856), Meghalaya; (Bortolin et al., 1998), Sikkim (Kitching, 2020), Himalayan region (Sanyal et al.,2018).
Acosmeryx shervillii Boisduval, 1875, Assam (Arandhara et al., 2017, Karnataka (Melichar, 2012), Maharashtra, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu.
Acosmeryx Socrates Boisduval, 1875, Himalayan region (Sanyal et al., 2018), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013).
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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Anonymous. 2022. Acosmeryx sericeus (Walker, 1856) – Silky Forest Hawkmoth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/355036/Acosmeryx-sericeus
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