FAMILY SPHINGIDAE
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Angonyx Boisduval

Type species: emilia Boisduval (= testacea Walker).

The forewing margin is strongly convex apart from slight falcations at apex and tornus. The hindwing tornus is somewhat produced, The body and basal half of the forewings are a more or less uniform dark, but often vivid, green. The distal half of the forewing is divided into sectors of varying shades of green, radiating irregularly from a point more or less at the centre of the irregular submarginal.

In the male genitalia the uncus and gnathus are long and narrow, the other structures typically macroglossine.

The larva is somewhat smerinthine in shape, but with a subdorsal line and no oblique bars. The pupa is formed in a rough cocoon on the surface of the soil and produces a dull knocking sound when alarmed. Host-plants are in the family Loganiaceae.

The genus contains one widespread Indo-Australian species, one endemic to New Guinea and two endemic to the Solomon Is. (D'Abrera, 1986: 138).

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