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Acherontia lachesis (Fabricius, 1798)

Имаго  Acherontia lachesis


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Bombycoidea family Sphingidae subfamily Sphinginae tribe Acherontiini genus Acherontia → species Acherontia lachesis

Species name(s)

Acherontia lachesis (Fabricius, 1798) = Sphinx lachesis Fabricius, 1798 = atra (Huwe, 1895) = Spectrum charon Billberg, 1820 = circe Moore, [1858] = fuscapex Bryk, 1944 = Acherontia lethe Westwood, 1847 = Acherontia morta Hübner, [1819] = pallida Dupont, 1941 = radiata Niepelt, 1931 = Acherontia satanas Boisduval, 1836 = sojejimae Matsumura, 1909 = submarginalis Dupont, 1941.


Zoogeographical regions

Palaearctic, Indo-Malayan.

Russia regions

#40. Primorsky.

Имаго  Acherontia lachesis

Detailed information with references


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: Seaside. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • East Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Japan, Burma, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea [134]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Larva food plants

  • Solanaceae, Verbenaceae, Fabaceae, Oleaceae, Bignoniaceae, Labiatae [134]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


Photos: Igor Sakhno.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.



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19.03.2014 23:21, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic, Indo-Malayan.

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