Nephele comma Hopffer, 1857

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FAMILY Sphingidae
SUBFAMILY Macroglossinae
GENUS Nephele
SPECIES comma
AUTHORHopffer, 1857
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONNephele comma Hpfr.
TYPE LOCALITYMozambique, leg. Peters.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, ZMHB.
STATUS Species
COMMENTSee also Hopffer (1862: 424; pl. 27, fig. 12; http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33195407).
PUBLICATION Hopffer H. C. 1857. Diagnosen der von Peters aus Mossambique mitgebrachten Lepidoptera. - Monatsberichte der Königlich Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1857:421–423.
PAGINATION 421 Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
charoba Kirby, 1877 Synonym of species
derasa Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 Synonym of species
triangulifera Closs, 1914 Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Angola   Dewitz H. 1879. Afrikanische Schmetterlinge. - Mittheilungen des Münchener Entomologischen Vereins 3:23–35, pls 1–2. 25
Burkina Faso   Prost A. 1986. Liste provisoire des Sphingidae de Haute-Volta (Lep.). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 90 (1985)(9–10):xxi–xxiv. xxii
Cameroon   Strand E. 1914j. Lepidoptera aus Kamerun. - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 80 (A)(2):139–161. 144
Central African Republic   Closs A. 1914. Nephele triangulifera forma nova (Lep. Het. Sphing.). - Internationale Entomologische Zeitschrift, Guben 7(47):317. 317 (as triangulifera)
Congo   Morin C. & Grillot J.-P. 1983. Fluctuations saisonnières et rythme d'activité chez les Sphinx et les Saturniides au Congo (Lep.). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 88(3–4):338–347. 344
Democratic Republic of Congo Katanga   N. Voaden
Democratic Republic of Congo North Kivu Debauche H. R. 1942. Lepidoptera, Heterocera. Exploration du Parc National Albert. Mission G. F. De Witte (1933–1935). - — 41:1–28, pls.1–4. 26
Democratic Republic of Congo   Walker F. 1856b. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part VIII.– Sphingidae. - — 8:i–iv, 1–271. 193 (as viridescens)
Democratic Republic of Congo Orientale Holland W. J. 1920. Lepidoptera of the Congo, being a systematic list of the butterflies and moths collected by the American Museum of Natural History Congo Expedition, together with descriptions of some hitherto undescribed species. - Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 43(6):109–369, pls 6–14. 300
Equatorial Guinea   Holland W. J. 1889. Contributions to a knowledge of the Lepidoptera of West Africa. Paper II. List of African Sphingidae received during the years 1887 and 1888. - Transactions of the American Entomological Society 16:55–70, pls 2–4. 68
Ethiopia   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. 102
Gabon   Darge Ph. 1970a. Contribution à la faune du Gabon: Lépidoptères Sphingidae. - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 75(9–10):253–263. 261
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). 493
Ghana   Möschler H. B. 1887. Beiträge zur Schmetterlings-Fauna der Goldküste. - Abhandlungen der Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft 15(1):49–100, pl. 1. 71 (as charoba)
Guinea   Hopffer H. C. 1862. Lepidoptera. Schmetterlinge. – In: Peters, W. C. H., Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique auf Befehl seiner Majestät des Königs Friedrich Wilhelm IV in den Jahren 1842 bis 1848 aufgeführt. - — 5:i–xxi, 1–566, pls. 1–34 (Chapter pagination: 377–466, pls. 21–28). 424
Ivory Coast   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. 247
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. 102
Lesotho   Kopij G. 2006. Lepidoptera fauna of Lesotho. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 49B(1–2):137–180. 159
Madagascar   Kirby W. F. 1877b. Notes on the new or rare Sphingidae in the Museum of the Royal Dublin Society, and remarks on Mr. Butler's recent revision of the family. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London 1877(3):233–244. 244 (as charoba)
Malawi   Joly C., Bernaud D. & Pierre J. 2005. Entomological mission to Malawi. - Lambillionea 105(1 (suppl.)).  
Mali   Eitschberger U. & Müller G. 2014b. Beitrag zur Sphingidae-Fauna von Zentralmali, Nordwest-Afrika (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). - Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 70:208–212. 210
Mozambique   Hopffer H. C. 1862. Lepidoptera. Schmetterlinge. – In: Peters, W. C. H., Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique auf Befehl seiner Majestät des Königs Friedrich Wilhelm IV in den Jahren 1842 bis 1848 aufgeführt. - — 5:i–xxi, 1–566, pls. 1–34 (Chapter pagination: 377–466, pls. 21–28). 424
Namibia   Eitschberger U. 2007a. Sphingidae (Lepidoptera: Bombycoidea). – In Mey, W. (ed.) The Lepidoptera of the Brandberg Massif in Namibia. Part 2. - Esperiana Memoir 4:195–203, pl. 16. 197
Nigeria   Delf B. H. & Harris K. M. 1964. Notes on Nigerian hawkmoths. - The Nigerian Field 29(4):150–160. 155
South Africa   Distant W. L. 1903. Insecta Transvaaliensia: a contribution to a knowledge of the Entomology of South Africa. Order Lepidoptera. Suborder Heterocera. - — :49–96, pls iii–viii. 68
South Africa Eastern Cape Eitschberger U. 2021. Die Sphingidae der Asante Sana Farm in Südafrika (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). - Atalanta, Würzburg 52(1–2):165–208. 168
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Darge Ph. 1980. Lépidoptères Attacidae et Sphingidae récoltés au Natal par Claude Herbulot. - Bulletin Sciences Nat 26:10–11. 10
South Africa Mpumalanga van den Berg M. A., Vermeulen J. B., Braack H. H. & Braack A. L. 1975. Pylstertmotte (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) van die Nasionale Krugerwildtuin. - Koedoe 18(1):13–29. 24
Tanzania   Strand E. 1912i. Über Lepidoptera aus Mkatta und Morogoro in Deutsch Ost-Afrika, nebst Beiträgen zur Kenntnis afrikanischer Taragama-Arten. - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 78 (A)(1):67–92. 69
Togo     P. Basquin
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. 102
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
Zimbabwe     P. Basquin

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Apocynaceae Diplorhynchus condylocarpon South Africa 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. 105
Apocynaceae Carissa sp. South Africa 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. 105
Fabaceae Macrolobium macrophyllum Nigeria 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. 105
Apocynaceae Landolphia calabarica Ivory Coast 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. 247
Apocynaceae Landolphia owariensis Ivory Coast 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. 247