Macrotarsipodes leptosceles (Bradley, 1968)

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FAMILY Sesiidae
SUBFAMILY Sesiinae
GENUS Macrotarsipodes
SPECIES leptosceles
AUTHOR(Bradley, 1968)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONSynanthedon leptosceles sp. n.
TYPE LOCALITYKenya, Nairobi, e.l. Ipomoea batatas 10.xi.1965, leg. K. K. Shunak.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -1°17'40" Longitude: 36°49'31"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, BMNH; Allotype ♀, BMNH; Paratypes 8♂, 3♀, genitalia slides 10725♂, 10740♂, 10752♀, 10763♀, BMNH.
STATUS Species
COMMENTTransferred to Macrotarsipodes by D. Bartsch & Sz. Sáfián (2022: 119).
PUBLICATION Bradley J. D. 1968b. Two new species of clearwing moths (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) associated with sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) in East Africa. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 58(1):47-53.
PAGINATION 47-50, figs 1, 3, 4, 7

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Kenya   Bradley J. D. 1968b. Two new species of clearwing moths (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) associated with sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) in East Africa. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 58(1):47-53. 49
Tanzania   Bartsch D. & Sáfián Sz. 2022. Taxonomic changes and review of the genera Tipulamima Holland, 1893 and Macrotarsipodes Le Cerf, 1916 stat. rev. (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae: Sesiinae). - Zootaxa 5094(1):103-128. 119

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Convolvulaceae Ipomoea batatas Kenya Bradley J. D. 1968b. Two new species of clearwing moths (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) associated with sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) in East Africa. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 58(1):47-53. 47