FAMILY SPHINGIDAE
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Ambulyx obliterata Rothschild
Ambulyx liturata obliterata Rothschild, 1920, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist, (9), 5: 479.
Oxyambulyx macromaculata Gehlen, 1940, Ent. Zeitschr., 54: 140.
Oxyambulyx obliterata Rothschild; Diehl, 1980: 17.


Ambulyx obliterata
(.65 natural size)


Diagnosis
. The posterior subbasal dark spot of the forewing is massive, the anterior one absent; there are subtornal markings and a general darkening of the wing away from the base. The hindwings are pale, only weakly fasciated.

Geographical range. Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.

Habitat preference. This appears to be a rare species, probably occurring mostly in lowland rainforest.

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