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The Hawkmoths (SPHINGIDAE, Sphinginae) of Papua Indonesia

by Willem Hogenes

Meganoton rubescens (Butler, [1876])

[Diludia rubescens Butler, [1876]] (holotype (TL: North India) in BMNH)

ssp. severina (Miskin, 1891)



STATUS: The species is widely distributed in Southeast Asia from South China to North Australia. In New Guinea the species is represented by subspecies severina.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Japen Island: Serui; New Guinea: Genyem, Manokwari, Merauke, Suator (Vriendschap River), Taritatu River, Werba (nr Fakfak), Yuruf (Keerom River). Details in gazetteer.

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

DATA SOURCES: KSP, RMNH. 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.