|Year of Publication:||1847|
|Authors:||J. O. Westwood|
|Number of Pages:||88|
|Other Numbers:||Papyrus 1569|
|Keywords:||ACHERONTIA, AGNOSIA, AMBULYX, AMPLYPTERUS, CATALOGUE, ELIBIA, HAYESIANA, SATASPES, SPHINGIDAE, THERETRA|
Acherontia (Taxonomy), Agnosia (Taxonomy), Ambulyx (Taxonomy), Ambulyx (Taxonomy), Ambulyx (Taxonomy), Ambulyx (Taxonomy), Ambulyx (Taxonomy), Amplypterus (Taxonomy), Elibia (Taxonomy), Hayesiana (Taxonomy), Sataspes (Taxonomy), Sphingidae (Taxonomy), Theretra (Taxonomy), Agnosia orneus (Taxonomy), Acherontia lachesis (Taxonomy), Acherontia styx (Taxonomy), Ambulyx substrigilis (Taxonomy), Elibia dolichus (Taxonomy), Theretra clotho (Taxonomy)
STI taxonomic comments:
Gorbunov & Zamesov (2014) wrote, "We cannot agree with the opinion of Fletcher and Nye (1982) and some other lepidopterists (Brechlin 2009a, 2009b; Zolotuhin, Ryabov 2012) that the date of publication of this taxon should be “1847”, which is indicated for the colour plate with the picture of the type species, since this plate does not have any name. The name “Ambulyx” is given in the text, for which the date “1848” is shown on the title-page of the work. Sherborne [sic] (1922) held the same opinion." However, Sherborn (1922: 6276; https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/50810#page/160/mode/1up) (STI 17917) wrote of Ambulyx substrigilis, "substrigilis Sphinx (Ambulyx), J. O. Westwood, Cab. Orient. Entom. 1847, 61." so clearly did not hold "the same opinion" but consider the correct publication date to indeed be 1847. This date is therefore adopted here for the sphingids, all of which are depicted on plates bearing the date 1847. Other plates are, however, dated 1848 and the date for the whole book should be cited as 1847-1848.