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Friday, May 13, 2016

Cephonodes hylas (Linnaeus, [1771])

Cephonodes hylas (Linnaeus, [1771]) is a wide distribute and common species, they have been recorded from Near East, Middle East, Africa, India, China, Japan, South East Asia and Australia. They are bee mimic moth and day flying insects with hyaline wings are not same to any other members of Sphingidae.
There are 2 species of the genus were found in Vietnam, the second species smaller: Cephonodes picus (Cramer, 1777)

Cephonodes hylas (Linnaeus, [1771]) - photographed by Ly Phu Tai, Bao Lam, Bao Loc, Lam Dong Province

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