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The Hawkmoths (SPHINGIDAE, Macroglossinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Willem Hogenes

Hippotion velox (Fabricius, 1793)




STATUS: A common species. Widely distributed through Indo-Australia.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Roon Island: Yende; Supiori: Nansfori; Biak: Base Biak; New Guinea: Abmisibil, Bilogai, Genyem, Iebele Camp, Jayapura, Langda, Mabilabol, Manokwari, Pass Valley, Senopi, Sentani, Sorong, Tanah Merah, Taritatu River, Ubrub, Walmak, Wamena, Wasior. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Indo-Australia (from India to the Solomon Islands).

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.