Eurypteryx bhaga Moore
Darapsa bhaga Moore, 1865, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1865: 794.
Eurypteryx bhaga Moore; Rothschild & Jordan, 1903: 594.
Diagnosis. This species has a looped forewing postmedial and a dark basal
spot as in Daphnis species. However, the forewing is much more falcate
apically and a more uniform dark green. The antemedial is oblique,
straight, weakly paler than the ground, rather than curved or flexed
strongly round to enclose the basal zone. There is no marginal triangle
Taxonomic notes. Despite numerous similarities with Daphnis, Rothschild
& Jordan transferred this species to Eurypteryx. This placement should
be re-examined critically when a full revision of the Macroglossinae is
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Sundaland; Sulawesi.
preference. The species is probably more frequent in areas of lowland
forest but has been recorded singly in lower montane (G. Api) and upper
montane (Bukit Retak) localities.
Biology. Dupont & Roepke (1941) noted similarities of the larva
with that of Daphnis hypothous. The young larva is green with a
yellow-tipped, blue horn. The fully grown larva is whitish green with a
white head. The dorsolateral line, yellow above, white below, runs the
length of the body. The horn is bluish green, granulated white.
The host-plant recorded was Alstonia (Apocynaceae), another similarity
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