MACROGLOSSUM UNGUES UNGUES Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

Female Macroglossum ungues. Photo: © BMNH Male Macroglossum ungues. Photo: © BMNH

TAXONOMY

Macroglossum ungues Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, Novit. zool. 9 (suppl.): 622 (key), 624 (key), 643. Type locality: [Indonesia:] Buru, <<Kayeli>>.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Nearly identical in pattern to Macroglossum sitiene, but smaller; forewing more obtuse, the outer margin more convex; male antenna comparatively longer and stouter. Forewing upperside first discal line more curved than in Macroglossum sitiene, nearer the antemedian band in the middle; subapical spot in cell Rs3 more prominent. Hindwing upperside more yellow-washed basally than in Macroglossum sitiene.

In the male genitalia, harpe longer than in Macroglossum sitiene. Aedeagus with 2 processes: the dorsal much longer than in Macroglossum sitiene; the ventral shorter, dentate.


ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.

LARVA: Unknown.

PUPA: Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: ?


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Indonesia, from Java to Ambon, and also the Philippines. The record from China is suspect.


Global distribution of Macroglossum ungues. Map: © BMNH.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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