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
COMMENTTransferred to Dovania by W. Rothschild & K. Jordan (1903a: 47).
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
mirei Pierre, 2000 Subspecies
poecila Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 Subspecies
inops Gehlen, 1951 Subspecies

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Burundi   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. 62
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 North Kivu Kiriakoff S. G. 1963a. Exploration du Parc Albert. Deuxième série. Lepidoptera Heterocera (partim). - — 16(3):73-124. 86
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 Katanga Schmit P. 2021b. Contribution à la connaissance des Sphingidae d'Ouganda (Lepidoptera). - Saturnafrica 29:21-38. 24 (as inops)
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   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
Acanthaceae Acanthus arboreus East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 100