FAMILY SPHINGIDAE
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Giganteopalpus mirabilis Rothschild
Eurypteryx mirabilis Rothschild, 1894, Dt. ent. Z. Iris., 7: 300.
Giganteopalpus mirabilis Rothschild; Rothschild & Jordan, 1903: 596. 


Giganteopalpus mirabilis
(.65 natural size)


Diagnosis.
This species resembles E. shelfordi in shape and general colour, but is distinguished by the more elongate creamy white discal spot on the forewing and the subapical and medial pale brown patches at the costa. The subapical arc is much larger. There is a double antemedial that also encloses a band of paler brown.

Geographical range.
Sundaland.

Habitat preference. One specimen was taken at 1618m on Bukit Retak, Brunei (Harman,1981)
but most material over the range of the species has been taken in lowland localities. Only one other Bornean specimen has been seen.

Biology. Dupont & Roepke (1941)
refer to a manuscript description for the larva as light green marked only with a white subdorsal streak over the thoracic segments. The horn is very long, straight, colourless at the base, green with black granules distally.

A host family may be Araceae.

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