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Theretra makhrovi sp. nov. from Flores Island, Indonesia (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2020
Authors:V. M. Spitsyn, Bolotov I. N.
Journal:Ecologica Montenegrina
Volume:31
Start Page:1
Pagination:1-5
Date Published:05/2020
Keywords:CATALOGUE, FLORES, INDONESIA, LESSER SUNDA ISLANDS, MALE GENITALIA, SPHINGIDAE, THERETRA, WORLDMAP1
Abstract:

"Here, we describe Theretra makhrovi sp. nov., a new hawk moth species from Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. This species is most similar to Theretra acuta Vaglia & Liyous, 2010 and T. rhesus (Boisduval, [1875]) but can be distinguished from these taxa by the lack of several marking features such as narrow yellow stripes on the tegula, a large, triangular black spot on the underside of the forewing, and a clear zigzag curved band on the underside of the hindwing. The new species has pink shading on the underside of both wings that is absent in the two other species. It also has narrower and longer wings and specific male genitalia structure compared with the two similar taxa."

URL:https://www.biotaxa.org/em/article/view/em.2020.31.1
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