|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2023|
|Authors:||F. Patzold, Amirov, I., Turg’unboye, O., Kholmatov, B., Hundsdoerfer, A. K.|
|Journal:||Bonn Zoological Bulletin|
|Keywords:||FOODPLANT, HYLES, IMMATURE STAGES, LARVAL POLYMORPHISM, SPHINGIDAE, UZBEKISTAN, WING PATTERN|
"Thirty-six years after the last published record of Hyles svetlana in Uzbekistan, we found the species at multiple locations in the Kyzl-Kum desert in 2022. Furthermore, we discovered larvae feeding on Eremurus anisopterus pointing to a possible oligophagous nature of H. svetlana, as described in early days, when it was still considered a desert population of H. centralasiae. We found phenotypes in both larva and imago of H. svetlana which appeared to be more similar to Hyles euphorbiae, giving rise to more questions regarding the relationships within the genus Hyles and the genetic identity of H. svetlana."