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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Macroglossinae > Hemarini > Cephonodes

Cephonodes picus (Cramer, [1777]) – Green Bumble-bee Hawkmoth

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Similiar species:
Cephonodes hylas
which has lacks apical thorn on its tibia, which picus has. Additionally, underside head and thorax of picus is orange, whereas that of hylas is white/whitish or pale yellow. 
References:
  1. OD: Sphinx picus Cramer, [1777]; Uitl. Kapellen 2 (9-16): 38, pl. 148, f. B
  2. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-3/sphingidae/sphingidae_17_1.php
  3. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/sphi/picus.html [accessed 21 August 2018]

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Anonymous. 2021. Cephonodes picus (Cramer, [1777]) – Green Bumble-bee 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/356491/Cephonodes-picus
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