Lintneria maura, Amancay, Cordoba, Argentina,
December 2008, courtesy of Dr. Carlos Marzano.
I have arranged the images in accordance with my perception of wing characters: predominent markings, shape, colour, size.
Females often have a wing shape or pattern that differs from the males. I hope some day to also have a thumbnail checklist for the females.
Agrius, Amphimoea, Neococytius
Cocytius, Amphonyx, Morcocytius, Pseudococytius
Fw upperside semitransparent posterior to vein CuA1; black dash here consequently more or less obliterated; dash posterior to vein M3 heavier, buffish white subbasal line separated into costal, more distal disco-cellular, and posterior part, differing from Cocytius duponchel in that posterior part is more distal, at right-angles to cubital vein and more distal than costal part; the reverse is true in Cocytius duponchel; postdiscal line more curved than in Cocytius duponchel. Both wings undersides often with conspicuous ochre-yellow wash. Hindwing upperside with transparent spaces long, that posterior to vein M1 obviously longer than the brown wing border is broad; these spaces incised distally as the border is dentate between veins; a semitransparent patch that posterior to vein CuA2 anteriorly.
Two thin dark streaks from upper thorax to mid thorax where they expand into teardrops.
Forewing upperside with black discal dashes between veins M3 and CuA2 not prominent; discal spot transverse, kidney-shaped, dirty white. Hindwing upperside with translucent patch posterior to vein M1 shorter than the black marginal band is broad at vein M1
Thorax: black markings prominent against greyish green.
Abdomen: mesial line usually prominent, sometimes faint or widely interrupted.
Ground colour varies from walnut shell, yellowish-brown to greenish-grey.
Two narrow, distinct dark streaks posterior to veins M3 and CuA1.
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