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The Hawkmoths (SPHINGIDAE, Sphinginae) of Papua Indonesia

by Willem Hogenes

Ambulyx wildei Miskin, 1891

(right) Ambulyx wildei at light in Borme (Star Mountains)



STATUS: Known from New Guinea only.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abepura, Ampas, Arfak Mountains, Borme, Depapre, Genyem, Jayapura, Mabilabol (Oksibil), Om (Waris District), Senopi, Sentani, Sorong, Taritatu River, Uskwar, Wambes, Yuruf (Keerom River). Details in gazetteer.

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

DATA SOURCES: KSP, RMNH, ZMAN. 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.