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The Hawkmoths (SPHINGIDAE, Macroglossinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Willem Hogenes

Theretra insularis (Swinhoe, 1892)

ssp. insularis (Swinhoe, 1892)

(left) Theretra insularis at light in Borme; (right) at rest on Japen Island


Distribution

 

 

 

STATUS: A common species.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Japen Island; New Guinea: Abmisibil, Ampas, Benyas, Borme, Depapre, Genyem, Ifar, Jayapura, Kloofbivak, Kokas (Fakfak), Kouh, Langda, Mabilabol, Manokwari, Merauke, Sentani, Sorong, Taja Rifi, Tandia, Ubrub, Walmak, Werba (Fakfak), Yuruf. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: The Philippines, NE Borneo, Moluccas, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji Islands.

DATA SOURCES: KSP, RMNH, ZMAN. Website Sphingidae of Southeast Asia. Literature (see below)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Literature

Gorbunov, O.G. & A.N. Zamesov, 2014b. To the knowledge of Macroheterocera of Southeast Asia and New Guinea. II. Hawk moths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) of Papua Province, Indonesia. Biodiversity, Biogeography and Nature Conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea 2: 167-185.