Leucostrophus alterhirundo d'Abrera, 1987

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FAMILY Sphingidae
SUBFAMILY Macroglossinae
GENUS Leucostrophus
SPECIES alterhirundo
AUTHORd'Abrera, 1987
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONLeucostrophus alterhirundo nom. nov.
TYPE LOCALITY[Kenya], Mombas [Mombasa].
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂.
STATUS Species
COMMENTAn objective replacement name for Macroglossa hirundo Gerstaecker, 1871.
PUBLICATION D'Abrera B. 1987. Sphingidae Mundi. Hawk Moths of the world based on a checklist by Alan Hayes and the collection he curated in the British Museum (Natural History). - — :1–226.
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Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Algeria Hoggar Eitschberger U., Mooser J. & Müller G. 2014. Beitrag zur Sphingidae-Fauna des Hoggargebirges in Südalgerien (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). - Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 70:201–207. 203
Botswana   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 138 (as hirundo)
Ethiopia   Pinhey E. C. G. 1976. Entomofauna from Cabora Bassa. Results of the Entomological Brigade of the IICM. III. Lepidoptera. - Garcia de Orta, Revista da Junta das Missões Geográficas e de Investigações do Ultramar 5(2):25–64. 56 (as hirundo)
Gabon   Holland W. J. 1896a. List of the Lepidoptera collected in Eastern Africa by Dr. W. L. Abbott, with descriptions of some apparently new species. - Proceedings of the United States National Museum 18(1895)(1062):229–258. 247 (as hirundo)
Gambia   Druce H. 1887a. Lepidoptera Heterocera. – In: Moloney, A. C., Sketch of the forestry of West Africa with particular reference to its present principal commercial products. - — :i–vi, 1–533 (chapter pagination: 492–507). 492 (as hirundo)
Kenya   Gerstaecker A. 1871. Beitrag zur Insektenfauna von Zanzibar. - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 37(1):345–363. 360 (as hirundo)
Malawi   Butler A. G. 1893. On two collections of Lepidoptera sent by H. H. Johnston, Esq., C. B., from British Central Africa. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1893:643–684, pl. 60. 674 (as hirundo)
Mozambique   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 138 (as hirundo)
Somalia   Pagenstecher A. 1903. Wissenschaftliche Resultate der Reise des Freiherrn Carlo von Erlanger durch Süd-Schoa, die Galla- und Somaliländer in 1900 und 1901. Sphingiden und Bombyciden. - Jahrbuch des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde, Wiesbaden 56:1–28, pl. 1. 8 (as hirundo)
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 138 (as hirundo)
Tanzania, United Republic of Zanzibar Holland W. J. 1896a. List of the Lepidoptera collected in Eastern Africa by Dr. W. L. Abbott, with descriptions of some apparently new species. - Proceedings of the United States National Museum 18(1895)(1062):229–258. 247 (as hirundo)
Tanzania, United Republic of   Berio E. 1956d. Eteroceri raccolti dal Dr. Carlo Prola durante la spedizione alle isole dell'Africa orientale con descrizione di specie nuove (Lepidoptera). - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 86(5–6):82–87. 87 (as hirundo)
Zambia   Hampson G. F. 1910c. Zoological collections from Northern Rhodesia and adjacent territories: Lepidoptera Phalaenae - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1910(2):388–510, pls. 36–41. 463 (as hirundo)
Zimbabwe   Hampson G. F. 1910c. Zoological collections from Northern Rhodesia and adjacent territories: Lepidoptera Phalaenae - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1910(2):388–510, pls. 36–41. 463 (as hirundo)

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Loganiaceae Strychnos sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 138