Sphinx (Choerocampa) dolichus Westwood, 1848, Cab. Orient Ent., p. 61.
Elibia dolichus Westwood; Rothschild & Jordan, 1903
Diagnosis. See generic description.
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Sundaland, Palawan.
Habitat preference. The species is frequent and widespread in lowland
Biology. The shape of the larva has been described in the generic
introduction. Dupont & Roepke (1941) refer
to green, red and brown forms. The green form has yellowish brown streaks
and spots associated with a black and brown dorsal ocellus. The abdominal
segments have dorsal white and yellow spots, a dorsolateral white line,
and oblique lateral stripes. The other forms are similarly marked but with
the dorsal ocellus black and sepia. Earlier instars are more scarlet and
Recorded host-plants, (Dupont & Roepke; Barlow, 1982) are: Saurauia (Actinidaceae); Leea (Leeaceae);
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