Meganoton analis Felder
Sphinx analis Felder, 1874, Reise Ost. Fregatte Novara, Lep. t. 78.
Meganoton analis Felder; Rothschild & Jordan, 1903: 37.
Meganoton analis sumatranus Clark, 1924, Proc. New Engl. Zool. Club, 9:
Meganoton clossi Gehlen, 1924, Int. ent. Z., 18: 145.
Diagnosis. The species is distinguished from Megacorma obliqua in the
account of that species. The pale grey tornus to the dark reddish brown
hindwing, and the dorsal dark stripe on the abdomen distinguish the
species from congeners, as well as the grey forewings and overall size.
note. Bornean material is referable to ssp. sumatranus Clark, though the
taxon clossi Gehlen from Borneo was also described in 1924 and, if
referable to analis, may take precedence over sumatranus.
Geographical range. Himalaya, Taiwan, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra,
Habitat preference. The species is not common but has been taken in both
lowland and montane habitats. A male was taken at dusk, patrolling up and
down a turbulent section of a small river, flying at about 1m above the
Biology. The larva in India was described by Bell & Scott (1937). It
is green above the spiracles, greyish green below them, with yellow
oblique stripe; the dorsal area between the stripes is lilac. The horn is
black above, yellow on the side.
The recorded host-plant (Bell & Scott) is: Sassafras (Lauraceae).
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