Dovania poecila Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

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FAMILY Sphingidae
SUBFAMILY Sphinginae
GENUS Dovania
SPECIES poecila
AUTHORRothschild & Jordan, 1903
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONDovania poecila spec. nov.
TYPE LOCALITY[Malawi], Central Angoniland, District of Dowa (Chiwere), 50 miles SW of Lake Nyassa, 4500 ft, xii.1901–i.1902, leg. H. A. Byatt.
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 47; pl. 6, fig. 9 Bhl

Species pictures

Subspecies

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
poecila Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 Subspecies
mirei Pierre, 2000 Subspecies
inops Gehlen, 1951 Synonym of subspecies

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Burundi   Pierre J. 2000. Nouveaux Sphinx afrotropicaux du genre Dovania (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 105(2):109–112. 109
Cameroon   Fletcher D. S. 1968a. Ruwenzori Expedition, 1952. – Cossidae, Metarbelidae, Psychidae, Limacodidae, Drepanidae, Uraniidae, Lasiocampidae, Eupterotidae, Bombycidae, Saturniidae & Sphingidae. - Ruwenzori Expedition 1952 1(8):325–369. 347
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Orientale 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
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the North Kivu Kiriakoff S. G. 1963a. Exploration du Parc Albert. Deuxième série. Lepidoptera Heterocera (partim). - — 16(3):73–124. 86
Kenya   Fletcher D. S. 1967. A revision of the Ethiopian species and a check list of the world species of Cleora (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). - Bulletin of the British Museum of natural History (Entomology) Supplement 8:1–119. 347
Malawi   Rothschild W. & Jordan K. 1903a. A revision of the lepidopterous family Sphingidae. - Novitates Zoologicae 9(Supplement):i–cxxxv, 1–972, pls. 1–67. 47
Nigeria   Kitching I. J. 2017. Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory. - — . Website
Rwanda   Gehlen B. 1951. Neue afrikanische Sphingiden. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 44(3):251–253. 251 (as inops)
Tanzania, United Republic of   Fletcher D. S. 1968a. Ruwenzori Expedition, 1952. – Cossidae, Metarbelidae, Psychidae, Limacodidae, Drepanidae, Uraniidae, Lasiocampidae, Eupterotidae, Bombycidae, Saturniidae & Sphingidae. - Ruwenzori Expedition 1952 1(8):325–369. 347
Uganda   Fletcher D. S. 1968a. Ruwenzori Expedition, 1952. – Cossidae, Metarbelidae, Psychidae, Limacodidae, Drepanidae, Uraniidae, Lasiocampidae, Eupterotidae, Bombycidae, Saturniidae & Sphingidae. - Ruwenzori Expedition 1952 1(8):325–369. 347
Zambia   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. 19

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Acanthaceae Acanthus pubescens   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. 84