FAMILY SPHINGIDAE
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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: 12.
Meganoton clossi Gehlen, 1924, Int. ent. Z., 18: 145.


Meganoton analis
(.65 natural size)


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.

Taxonomic 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, Borneo.

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 water.

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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