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The Hawkmoths (SPHINGIDAE, Macroglossinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Willem Hogenes


Theretra tryoni (Miskin, 1891)






STATUS: A common species, widely distributed. Very similar to Theretra latreillii but latreillii is easily distinguished by the even black fringes of the forewings while tryoni has black-and-white checkered fringes.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Numfor Island: Namber; Supiori Island: Nansfori; Biak Island; New Guinea: Bagea, Dabra (Foja Mts), Fakfak, Jayapura, Lelambo, Manokwari, Merauke, Nabire, Senopi, Sentani, Taja Rifi, Taritatu River, Werba, Yuruf. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Moluccas, Papua New Guinea, Northeast Australia, Solomon Islands, Fiji 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.