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The Hawkmoths (SPHINGIDAE, Macroglossinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Willem Hogenes

Macroglossum lineatum Lucas, 1891

Taxonomical note

This taxon is treated here as bona species and not as subspecies of Macroglossum prometheus Boisduval, [1875] since there is proof that both are indeed separated. The genitalia of both taxa are different and there is a gap in the distribution area of both.




STATUS: Widely distributed in New Guinea and rather common.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Moor & Mambor Islands: Hariti, Moor, Ratewi; New Guinea: Jayapura, Mapia (Kobowre Mts.*), Sorong, Tami River. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Timor, Kai Islands, Papua New Guinea, North and East Australia.