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The Hawkmoths (SPHINGIDAE, Macroglossinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Willem Hogenes

Cechenena helops (Walker, 1856)

ssp. papuana Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

Cechenena helops attracted to light in Borme





STATUS: A common species, widely distributed. Subspecies papuana is restricted to New Guinea.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Biak: Base Biak; New Guinea: Abmisibil, Ampas, Borme, Etna Bay, Genyem, Langda, Mabilabol, Nabire, Om, Senopi, Sentani, Sorong, Taja Rifi, Taritatu River, Timika, Ubrub, Walmak, Warmare Dua (Arfak), Wasior (Wandammen), Werba (Fakfak), Yuruf. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Indo-Australia, Papua New Guinea.

DATA SOURCES: KSP, RMNH, ZMAN. 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.