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    Default Id help for Hawk moths

    Good Morning Dr. Seow Sir
    All these Eupanacra & Macroglossum observed from different location in Tripura, Northeast India...

    Your help in identification will be highly appreciated....
    Thank you in advance...

    1. Eupanacra variolosa?

    un 1.jpg

    un 2b.jpg

    2. Eupanacra mydon?

    Eupanacra.jpg

    Eupanacra 1.jpg

    3. Eupanacra regularis/ Eupanacra automedon?

    141.jpg

    4. Eupanacra sp.

    Eupanacra 2.jpg

    Eupanacra 2 a.jpg

    5. Macroglossum neotroglodytus?

    macro 3.jpg

    6. Macroglossum belis?

    macro 4.jpg

    macro 4a.jpg

    7. Macroglossum troglodytus?

    Macro 2.jpg

    8. Macroglossum sp.

    macro 6.jpg

    9. Macroglossum sp.

    Macro 1.jpg

    Macro 1a.jpg

    10. Macroglossum corythus?

    Macroglossum cf. corythus cf. sylvia.jpg

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    1. Eupanacra variolosa.
    FW with a dark basal area the formed by the antemedial runs obliquely from costa to the dark discal spot & back to base.
    The medial is flanked by a strong pale wavy band
    https://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/e_var.htm

    2, E. mydon.
    The markings are as for this spwcies.
    There is a dark tornal patch. Next to it the medial runs diffusely & obliquely to the costa.
    https://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/e_myd.htm

    3, E. regularis.
    The FW margi is angulated near the apex.
    FW base with a diffuse patch resembling varilosabut less define with a band running towards the the discal spot.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eupana...672750299).jpg

    E. automedon lack this basal patch.
    http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/1022

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    4. Eupanacra elegantulus.
    This resembles E. mydon with markings enhanced & well contrasted.
    The abdomen have a row of large spots on the side.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eupana...ale_dorsal.jpg
    http://silkmothsandmore.blogspot.com...egantulus.html


    Compare E. mydon.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/hkmoths/27034399954

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    5. Macroglossum troglodytus( formerly as M. insipida )

    This & M. neotroglodytus are near identical.
    M. neotrogldytus is stated to a duller grey ground colour.
    The only noticeable difference is in M. trigldytus the curved antemedial band is almost uniformly dar.
    In M. neotriglodytus the antemedial band is edged dark on its inner margin.

    https://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/m_ins.htm

    https://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/m_neo.htm
    Last edited by Psyche; 25-May-2021 at 08:27 PM.

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    6. Macroglossum belis.

    The HW have aseries of gold spots on the side mainly segment 2 & 3.
    https://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/m_bel.htm
    https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/268513

    A similar species M. vacillans have gold spot to segment 4 ,below at segment 5 a black band encircle the abdomen
    This species does not occur in India.
    http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.co...vacillans.html


    7. Mcroglossum troglodytus.
    Note the antemedial curved band is uniformly dark.

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    8. Uncertain Probably M. neotroglodytus.

    The markings are dull & uncontrasted.
    The curved antemedial band is darker on its inner (anterioir) edge.


    9. Looks to be M. troglodytus.
    Overly dark but the curved antemedial band is uniformly dark.


    10. M. corythus.
    Markings relatively light but antemedial band is straight from costa to dorsum.
    https://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/m_lut.htm
    Lacks pale subapical costal patch seen in M. belis
    https://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/m_bel.htm



    TL Seow: Cheers.
    Last edited by Psyche; 25-May-2021 at 09:08 PM.

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    Thank you so much sir for guiding me with valid keys...looking forward for more in the near future...

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    Judging from this website 8 should be correct as Macroglossum neotroglodytus.
    http://dearlep.tw/species.html?namec...b52282befb1740


    https://taieol.tw/pages/104790#1
    https://taieol.tw/pages/104713#1


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