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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Cladus: Macroheterocera
Superfamilia: Bombycoidea

Familia: Sphingidae
Subfamilia: Smerinthinae
Tribus: Sphingulini
Genus: Hopliocnema
Species: (3):
H. brachycera – H. melanoleuca – H. lacunosa – H. ochra
Name

Hopliocnema Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

Type species: Hopliocnema melanoleuca Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 (= Cosmotriche brachycera Lower, 1897)
References
Additional references

Tuttle, J.P., Moulds, M.S. & Lane, D.A. 2012. A review of the hawk moth genus Hopliocnema Rothschild & Jordan, with the description of two new species (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). The European Entomologist 4(2): 107-119. full article (PDF). Reference page.

Hopliocnema is a genus of moths in the family Sphingidae, containing only one species, Hopliocnema brachycera, which is known from Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.[2]

The body is dark smoky grey, the head and thorax are unicolorous. There is a series of transverse white spots on the abdomen, and the underside is somewhat paler. The forewing upperside is coloured like the thorax, with two pairs of transverse black lines. The discal spot is greyish white, circled with black. The forewing underside is densely shaded with greyish-white scaling and two vestigial discal lines. The hindwing upperside is dirty white. The hindwing underside is as the upperside, but with some scattered brown scales, which are more numerous in the female.
References

"CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience — Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
"Australian Insects". Lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au. 2009-12-02. Retrieved 2011-11-01.

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