Polyptychus baxteri Rothschild & Jordan, 1908

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FAMILY Sphingidae
SUBFAMILY Smerinthinae
GENUS Polyptychus
SPECIES baxteri
AUTHORRothschild & Jordan, 1908
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPolyptychus baxteri spec. nov.
TYPE LOCALITY[Tanzania, Dodoma province], German East Africa, Mpwapwa, leg. D. Baxter.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Lectotype ♂, designated by Kitching & Cadiou (2000: 155), genitalia slide Sphingidae 894♂, BMNH; Paralectotypes 1♂, genitalia slide 269♂, CMP; 1♀, genitalia slide 71♀, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Rothschild W. & Jordan K. 1908. Some new Sphingidae. - Novitates Zoologicae 15:259–260.
PAGINATION 259

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Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Malawi   Joly C., Bernaud D., Pierre J. & Murphy R. 2008. Second entomological mission to Malawi. - Lambillionea 108(Supplément):3–47. 13
Mozambique   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
Tanzania, United Republic of   Rothschild W. & Jordan K. 1908. Some new Sphingidae. - Novitates Zoologicae 15:259–260. 259
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. 562
Zimbabwe   Clark B. P. 1917. New Sphingidae. - Proceedings of the New England Zoological Club 6:57–72. 76 (as jansei)

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