Polyptychoides grayii

[= Polyptychus grayi, Polyptychus unilineata]

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Phylum: Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Panorpida > Amphiesmenoptera > Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) > Glossata > Coelolepida > Myoglossata > Neolepidoptera > Heteroneura > Ditrysia > Apoditrysia > Obtectomera > Macrolepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Family: Sphingidae (hawkmoths) > Subfamily: Sphinginae

Polyptychoides Grayi Female

Polyptychoides grayii male [photo J. Joannou ]

Distribution

'Cape Province', KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan (Pinhey 1975).

Larval host-plants

Recorded in Kroon (1999).

Cordia caffra

 

Ehretia rigida

 

Burkea africana

 

Rhamnus prinoides

 

Celtis sp.

 

Publications

  • Kroon, D.M. 1999. Lepidoptera of Southern Africa - Host-plants and other Associations. A Catalogue. Published by the author and Lepidopterists' Society of Africa, P.O. Box 477, Jukskei Park 2153, South Africa. 

  • Pinhey, E.C.G. 1975. Moths of Southern Africa. Tafelberg, Cape Town.

 

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