FAMILY SPHINGIDAE
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Macroglossum pseudungues sp. n.  


Macroglossum pseudungues (paratype)
(.85 natural size)


male.gif (860 bytes)male.gif (860 bytes)20-23mm. In facies this species resembles M. ungues, and was treated under this name by Harman (1981), and M. variegatum, but is distinguished by the male genitalia. The harpe is as in M. insipida, a smaller species with forewings more strongly variegated, greyer, with more sinuous fasciae. The aedeagus vesica has two long, slender, rod-like cornuti; in insipida one is much broader than the other, apically rounded. The genitalia of ungues have the harpe spine-like and the apical process of the aedeagus bifid; in pseudungues this process is undivided, much as in insipida.

Holotype male.gif (860 bytes) Bidi, SARAWAK, 1907-1908 (C.J. Brooks), BM sphingid slide 414.

Paratypes. 1male.gif (860 bytes)(slide 416), 1female.gif (844 bytes) as holotype; 1male.gif (860 bytes)BRUNEI, 1618m Bukit Retak, montane forest, 19.5.79 (Lt. Col. M. G. Allen) BM sphingid slide 406.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The specimens are mainly from the lowlands apart from one from 1618m on Bukit Retak, Brunei.

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