Leucostrophus alterhirundo d'Abrera, 1987

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FAMILY Sphingidae
SUBFAMILY Macroglossinae
GENUS Leucostrophus
SPECIES alterhirundo
AUTHORd'Abrera, 1987
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONLeucostrophus alterhirundo nom. nov.
TYPE LOCALITY[Kenya], Mombas [Mombasa].
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂.
STATUS Species
COMMENTThe objective replacement name for Macroglossa hirundo Gerstaecker, 1871.
PUBLICATION 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.
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Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Algeria Hoggar and Tassili Eitschberger U., Mooser J. & Müller G. 2014. Beitrag zur Sphingidae-Fauna des Hoggargebirges in Südalgerien (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). - Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 70:201-207. 203
Botswana   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i-iv, 1-273, pls 1-63. 138 (as hirundo)
Comoros Grande Comore (Ngazidja) Turlin B. 1996a. Faune lépidoptérologique de l'Archipel des Comores (Océan Indien), (Rhopalocères, Sphingidae, Attacidae) (8). - Lambillionea 96(1):159-173. 168
Ethiopia   Pinhey E. C. G. 1976. Entomofauna from Cabora Bassa. Results of the Entomological Brigade of the IICM. III. Lepidoptera. - Garcia de Orta, Revista da Junta das Missões Geográficas e de Investigações do Ultramar 5(2):25-64. 56 (as hirundo)
Gabon   Holland W. J. 1896a. List of the Lepidoptera collected in Eastern Africa by Dr. W. L. Abbott, with descriptions of some apparently new species. - Proceedings of the United States National Museum 18 (1895)(1062):229-258. 247 (as hirundo)
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). 492 (as hirundo)
Kenya   Gerstaecker A. 1871. Beitrag zur Insektenfauna von Zanzibar. - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 37(1):345-363. 360 (as hirundo)
Malawi   Butler A. G. 1893a. On two collections of Lepidoptera sent by H. H. Johnston, Esq., C. B., from British Central Africa. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1893:643-684, pl. 60. 674 (as hirundo)
Mozambique   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i-iv, 1-273, pls 1-63. 138 (as hirundo)
Somalia   Pagenstecher A. 1903. Wissenschaftliche Resultate der Reise des Freiherrn Carlo von Erlanger durch Süd-Schoa, die Galla- und Somaliländer in 1900 und 1901. Sphingiden und Bombyciden. - Jahrbücher des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde, Wiesbaden 56:1-28, pl. 1. 8 (as hirundo)
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. 25
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i-iv, 1-273, pls 1-63. 138 (as hirundo)
South Africa Gauteng Buckle A. S. 1908. Notes on a collection of Lepidoptera from Aden and from the Transvaal. - The Entomologist 41(536):7-10. 9 (as hirundo)
Tanzania Zanzibar Holland W. J. 1896a. List of the Lepidoptera collected in Eastern Africa by Dr. W. L. Abbott, with descriptions of some apparently new species. - Proceedings of the United States National Museum 18 (1895)(1062):229-258. 247 (as hirundo)
Tanzania   Berio E. 1956d. Eteroceri raccolti dal Dr. Carlo Prola durante la spedizione alle isole dell'Africa orientale con descrizione di specie nuove (Lepidoptera). - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 86(5-6):82-87. 87 (as hirundo)
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 (as hirundo)
Zimbabwe   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 (as hirundo)

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Loganiaceae Strychnos sp. South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i-iv, 1-273, pls 1-63. 138 (as hirundo)
Loganiaceae Strychnos sp. 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. 178 (as hirundo)
Loganiaceae Strychnos henningsii South Africa Platt E. E. 1921. List of foodplants of some South African lepidopterous larvae. - South African Journal of Natural History 3(1):65-138. 93 (as hirundo)