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The Hawkmoths (SPHINGIDAE, Macroglossinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Willem Hogenes

Gnathothlibus meeki (Rothschild & Jordan, 1907)


Variation

This species is rather variable in ground colour. Very dark specimens occur. The forewing colour can be brown or olive green.

 

Distribution

 

STATUS: Only distributed in New Guinea. It prefers mountainous areas.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Araboebivak, Bilogai, Demaisi, Enarotali, Ilaga, Jayapura, Kaimana, Keerom River, Langda, Mabilabol (Oksibil, Sibil, bivak 39a, bivak 34), Marina Valen, Mist Camp, Mokwam, Molbakon, Moss Forest Camp, Paniai, Pass Valley, Top Camp, Treubbivak, Walmak (Nipsan), Gn. Wondiboy (Wandammen), Yongsu. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea.

DATA SOURCES: KSP, RMNH, ZMAN.