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The Hawkmoths (SPHINGIDAE, Sphinginae) of Papua Indonesia

by Willem Hogenes

 

 

Megacorma obliqua (Walker, 1856)

[Macrosila obliqua Walker, 1856] (holotype (TL: Ceylon) in BMNH)

subspecies:

obliqua (Walker, 1856)


A female attracted to light in Nansfori (Supiori Island, 2008) [left], and a male at light in Walmak (Jayawijaya Mountains, 2008) [right]

Distribution

 

STATUS: Widely distributed in Southeast Asia, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. A rather common species.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Roon: Yende; Supiori: Nansfori; Biak; New Guinea: Affi, Ampas, Depapre, Genyem, Jayapura, Kaimana, Kouh, Langda, Mabilabol (Oksibil), Pauwassi River, Rasiei (Wandammen), Senopi, Sentani, Sinimburu, Taja Rifi, Taritatu River, Tuan Wowi, Ubrub, Uskwar, Walmak (Nipsan), Wambes, Werba (nr Fakfak). Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Oriental Asia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands.

DATA SOURCES: KSP, RMNH, ZMAN. Literature (see below)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Literature

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.