Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ambulyx clavata female form

Oxyambylyx clavata Jordan, 1929
Oxyambylyx clavata Jordan; Diehl, 1980

Location : Curup, Rejang Land, Sumatra

This moth is a female Ambulyx clavata.

Diagnose :
The general lack of lines across the wings and the spot on the leading edge of the wing near the
base are diagnostic. The female on our website is a little too yellow.
Most female Ambulyx have a deeper, more purplish colour than the males that sometimes does not last as the specimen gets older.

Credit diagnose and thank to :
Dr Ian J. Kitching
Research Entomologist
Department of Entomology
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road,
London SW7 5BD, U.K.

Reference :


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