Sphingomorpha chlorea - Sundowner moth or Banana hawk

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Sphingomorpha chlorea
Sphingomorpha chlorea

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Species details:

Note: Attracted to fermented fruit but also beer and other alcoholic drinks, hence the common name
Distribution: Widespread and common in Africa and southern Asia
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia (Food plant)
Related plant species:
AnacardiaceaeSclerocarya birrea subsp. caffra (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeBurkea africana (Food plant)
MalvaceaeAzanza garckeana (Food plant)

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Sphingomorpha chlorea .
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400740, retrieved 21 March 2018

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