Polyptychus affinis Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

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FAMILY Sphingidae
SUBFAMILY Smerinthinae
GENUS Polyptychus
SPECIES affinis
AUTHORRothschild & Jordan, 1903
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPolyptychus affinis spec. nov.
TYPE LOCALITYCameroon, Lolodorf, leg. L. Conradt.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
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 235 (key), 246–247 Bhl

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Cameroon   Rothschild W. & Jordan K. 1903a. A revision of the lepidopterous family Sphingidae. - Novitates Zoologicae 9(Supplement):i–cxxxv, 1–972, pls. 1–67. 247
Central African Republic   Hetuin J. M. 1987. Compte-rendu d'une chasse nocturne en Centrafrique. - Lambillionea 87(9–10):99–103. 100
Congo   Darge Ph. 2011d. Contribution to the Lepidoptera biodiversity in Africa, II: Lepidoptera of the swamp forest in the region of Ouesso (north of the Congo Brazaville Republic). - Saturnafrica 8:32–35. 34
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   Kernbach K. 1957. Ueber bekannte und neue afrikanische Sphingiden, insbesondere aus Belgisch Kongo. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 55(1–2):173–204. 192
Côte d'Ivoire   Vuattoux R., Pierre J. & Haxaire J. 1989. Les Sphinx de Côte-d'Ivoire, avec des données nouvelles sur les élevages effectués à la Station écologique de Lamto (Lep. Sphingidae). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 93 (1988)(7–8):239–255. 241
Gabon   Bernardi G. 1970. Note sur quelques Polyptychus gabonais (Lep. Sphingidae). - Lambillionea 69(7–12):29–30. 30
Ghana   Ochse M., Safian Sz., Mey W., Zolotuhin V. V. & Prozorov A. M. 2014. Lepidoptera research in the Afrotropics: results of the 2011 workshop and field trip in Ghana, West-Africa. - Entomologische Zeitschrift 124(1):41–53. 46
Kenya   Carcasson R. H. 1968. Revised catalogue of the African Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) with descriptions of the East African species. - Journal of the East Africa Natural History and National Museum 26(3):1–148, pls. 1–17. 16
Sierra Leone   Carcasson R. H. 1968. Revised catalogue of the African Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) with descriptions of the East African species. - Journal of the East Africa Natural History and National Museum 26(3):1–148, pls. 1–17. 16
Uganda   Carcasson R. H. 1968. Revised catalogue of the African Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) with descriptions of the East African species. - Journal of the East Africa Natural History and National Museum 26(3):1–148, pls. 1–17. 16

Notes:  All records, except Cameroon, need confirmation as they might refer to Polyptychus retusus Rothschild & Jordan, 1908.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Caesalpiniaceae Detarium senegalense   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. 83
Fabaceae Albizia sp.   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. 83
*   The record of Chaetacme aristata Planch. is erroneous (Vuattoux, Pierre & Haxaire 1989: 241).