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The Hawkmoths (SPHINGIDAE, Macroglossinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Willem Hogenes

Theretra nessus (Drury, 1773)


Distribution

 

STATUS: A very common species. Probably everywhere in New Guinea.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Supiori: Korido; Biak: Base Biak; Mioswaar; New Guinea: Abmisibil, Ampas, Benyas, Bilogai, Borme, Genyem, Jayapura, Kouh, Landikma, Langda, Mabilabol (Oksibil), Manokwari, Merauke, Nabire, Pass Valley, Prafi, Rasiei (Wandammen), Senopi, Sentani, Sinimburu, Sorong, Taja Rifi, Tanahmerah, Taritatu River, Tuan Wowi, Ubrub, Walmak, Werba (Fakfak), Yuruf. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Indo-Australia, from India to the Solomon Islands and from Japan to East Australia.

DATA SOURCES: KSP, RMNH, ZMAN. Website Sphingidae of Southeast Asia. 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.