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The Hawkmoths (SPHINGIDAE, Macroglossinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Willem Hogenes

Theretra latreillii (MacLeay, 1826)

ssp. latreillii (MacLeay, 1826)
latreillei sensu auct. (misspelling)





STATUS: A common species, distributed all over Indo-Australia. Very similar to Theretra tryoni but latreillii is easily distinguished by the even black fringes of the forewings while tryoni has black-and-white checkered fringes.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Biak Island: Base Biak, Korem, Marauw; New Guinea: Ampas, Bernhard Camp, Genyem, Jayapura, Kouh, Manokwari, Mapi (Asmat), Ninay Valley (Arfak Mts), Paniai, Sama (Asmat District), Sentani, Sorong, Tami River, Taritatu River, Tekai, Ubrub, Uskwar, Waena, Wamena, Werba (Fakfak), Windesi. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: South China, South India, Indo-Australia, East Australia, Solomon Islands, Fiji Islands.

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








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.