Polyptychus retusus Rothschild & Jordan, 1908

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FAMILY Sphingidae
SUBFAMILY Smerinthinae
GENUS Polyptychus
SPECIES retusus
AUTHORRothschild & Jordan, 1908
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPolyptychus retusus spec. nov.
TYPE LOCALITYSierra Leone, leg. Bainbridge.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, BMNH.
STATUS Species
COMMENTHad been synonymized with Polyptychus affinis by Jordan (1923: 54); reinstated as a species by Cadiou & Kitching (2001: 38).
PUBLICATION Rothschild W. & Jordan K. 1908. Some new Sphingidae. - Novitates Zoologicae 15:259–260.
PAGINATION 259–260

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Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Burkina Faso     New record (P. Basquin)
Cameroon   Rothschild W. & Jordan K. 1908. Some new Sphingidae. - Novitates Zoologicae 15:259–260. 259
Central African Republic     New record (P. Basquin)
Gabon     New record (P. Basquin)
Ghana   Rothschild W. 1919. List of types of Lepidoptera in the Tring museum. - Novitates Zoologicae 26(1):193–251. 209
Sierra Leone   Rothschild W. & Jordan K. 1908. Some new Sphingidae. - Novitates Zoologicae 15:259–260. 259
Togo     New record (P. Basquin)
Uganda     New record (P. Basquin)

Host Plants

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