Falcatula falcatus (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)

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FAMILY Sphingidae
SUBFAMILY Smerinthinae
GENUS Falcatula
SPECIES falcatus
AUTHOR(Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPolyptychus falcatus spec. nov.
TYPE LOCALITY[Zimbabwe], Mashonaland, Salisbury [Harare].
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -17°51'40" Longitude: 31°1'45"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Rothschild W. & Jordan K. 1903a. A revision of the lepidopterous family Sphingidae. - Novitates Zoologicae 9(Supplement):i–cxxxv, 1–972, pls. 1–67.
PAGINATION 247–248; pl. 10, fig. 12 Bhl

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Burkina Faso   Basquin P. 1989. Deux nouveaux lépidoptères du Burkina Faso (Lepidoptera Sphingidae et Saturnidae). - Bulletin de la Société Sciences Nat 62:13–14. 13
Cameroon   Darge Ph. 1983. Liste provisoire des Sphingidae du Cameroun (Lep.). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 87(1982)(9–10):377–381. 378
Central African Republic   Basquin P. & Pierre J. 2005. Contribution à la connaissance des Sphinx de la République Centrafricaine avec descriptions de nouvelles espèce et sous-espèce et d'une femelle inédite (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 110(4–5):495–508. 500
Congo   Haxaire J. & Melichar T. 2008b. Un nouveau Sphingidae de l'est africain : Falcatula svaricki sp. n. (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). - The European Entomologist 1(2):67–73. 71
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 133
Equatorial Guinea   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. 76
Ethiopia   Haxaire J. & Melichar T. 2008b. Un nouveau Sphingidae de l'est africain : Falcatula svaricki sp. n. (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). - The European Entomologist 1(2):67–73. 71
Kenya   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 133
Malawi   Rothschild W. 1919. List of types of Lepidoptera in the Tring museum. - Novitates Zoologicae 26(1):193–251. 209
Mozambique   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 133
Tanzania, United Republic of   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 133
Uganda   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 133
Zambia   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 133
Zimbabwe   Rothschild W. & Jordan K. 1903a. A revision of the lepidopterous family Sphingidae. - Novitates Zoologicae 9(Supplement):i–cxxxv, 1–972, pls. 1–67. 247

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Anacardiaceae Sclerocarya caffra   MacNulty B. J. 1970. Outline life histories of some West African Lepidoptera. Part III Sphingidae. - Proceedings of the British Entomological and Natural History Society 3:95–122, pl. 6. 102
Fabaceae Erythrina abyssinica   MacNulty B. J. 1970. Outline life histories of some West African Lepidoptera. Part III Sphingidae. - Proceedings of the British Entomological and Natural History Society 3:95–122, pl. 6. 102
Fabaceae Erythrina excelsa   Kühne L. 2008. Sphingidae, Eupterotidae, Bombycidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiinae, and Aganaidae. – In: Kühne, L. (Ed.) Butterflies and moth diversity of the Kakamega forest (Kenya). - — :81–92, 117–124, 135–144, 157–170. 82