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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Macroglossinae > Macroglossini > Choerocampina > Theretra

Theretra tibetiana Vaglia & Haxaire, 2010

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Similar species: Theretra clotho
Theretra tibetiana can be distinguished by its more rounded shape, its darker colour (more slate grey), the generally thicker postmedial line, and the characteristic shape of its genitalia. On the forewing underside there are usually three postmedial lines rather the two as found in Theretra clotho.  The background colour of the wing undersides is pinkish-brown or pinkish-grey (yellow, ocher or orange in Theretra clotho) and speckled with fine, dark spots (Vaglia & Haxaire, 2010). There are far fewer of the latter in Theretra clotho (Kitching 2020). 
References:
  1. Theretra tibetiana Vaglia & Haxaire, 2010, In: Vaglia, Haxaire, Kitching & Liyous, 2010, European Entomologist 3(1): 21. Type locality: China, Xizang/Tibet, Motuo Nature Reserve.
  2. http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/t_tib.htm [accessed 03 July 2020]
  3. http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/5200 [accessed 03 July 2020]

Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Macroglossinae > Macroglossini > Choerocampina > Theretra


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Anonymous. 2021. Theretra tibetiana Vaglia & Haxaire, 2010. 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/357232/Theretra-tibetiana
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