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The Hawkmoths (SPHINGIDAE, Macroglossinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Willem Hogenes


Theretra celata (Butler, 1877)





STATUS: Widely distributed, a common species. Recently reviewed and discovered to be different from T. clotho (Drury, 1773), Vaglia et al. (2010).

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Biak Island: Marauw; New Guinea: Abmisibil, Depapre, Genyem, Jayapura, Langda, Mabilabol, Manokwari, Nabire, Ninay Valley (Arfak Mts), Pass Valley, Senopi, Sentani, Taja Rifi, Timika, Ubrub, Wamena. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea, Queensland (Australia).

DATA SOURCES: KSP, RMNH. 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.
Vaglia, T., J. Haxaire, I. Kitching & M. Liyous, 2010. Contribution a la connaissance des Theretra Hübner, 1819, des complexes clotho (Drury, 1773), boisduvalii (Bugnion, 1839) et rhesus (Boisduval, [1875]) d'Asie continentale et du Sud-est (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). The European Entomologist 3(1): 41-77.