Macroglossum trochilus (Hübner, 1823)

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FAMILY Sphingidae
SUBFAMILY Macroglossinae
GENUS Macroglossum
SPECIES trochilus
AUTHOR(Hübner, 1823)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPsithyros trochilus
TYPE LOCALITY[Africa], Not stated.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Syntypes 1♂, 1♀, destroyed.
STATUS Species
COMMENTTransferred to Macroglossum [as Macroglossa] by F. Walker (1856: 90).
PUBLICATION Hübner J. 1821-1824. Sammlung exotischer Schmetterlinge. - — 2:i-viii, pls.
PAGINATION pl. 158, figs 1-4 Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
fasciatum (Wallengren, 1858) Synonym of species
trochiloides Butler, 1875 Synonym of species

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
Angola   Dewitz H. 1879. Afrikanische Schmetterlinge. - Mittheilungen des Münchener Entomologischen Vereins 3:23-35, pls 1-2. 23
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
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   Druce H. 1890. Lepidoptera Heterocera. - In: Jameson J. S., Story of the rear column of the Emin Pasha relief expedition. - — :i-xxxii, 1-455 (chapter pagination: 446-452). 446 (as trochiloides)
Central African Republic   Basquin P. & Pierre J. 2005. Contribution à la connaissance des Sphinx de la République Centrafricaine avec descriptions de nouvelles espèce et sous-espèce et d'une femelle inédite (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 110(4-5):495-508. 503
Comoros Grande Comore (Ngazidja) Strand E. 1917h. Lepidoptera. - In: Voeltzkow, A., Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903-1905. Band 3, Heft 5. Systematische Arbeiten. Flora und Fauna der Comoren. - — 3(5):466-472. 469
Congo   Morin C., Rougeot P.-C. & Grillot J. P. 1974. Contribution à la faune de la République Populaire du Congo. Les collections de l'Université de Brazzaville. VIII. - Lépidoptères: Sphingidae. - Annales de l'Université de Brazzaville (C)10:65-90, 1 map.  
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   Druce H. 1890. Lepidoptera Heterocera. - In: Jameson J. S., Story of the rear column of the Emin Pasha relief expedition. - — :i-xxxii, 1-455 (chapter pagination: 446-452). 446 (as trochiloides)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Orientale Rebel H. 1914a. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Expedition R. Grauer nach Zentralafrika, Dezember 1909 bis Februar 1911. Lepidopteren. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 28(3-4):219-294, pls 17-24. 276
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. 87
Côte d'Ivoire   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. 245
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. 56
Eritrea   Joannis J. de 1913. Materiali per lo studio della fauna Eritrea raccolti nel 1902-03 dal Dott. A. Andreini. Lépidoptères. Heterocera. - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 44 (1912):115-147. 134 (as stellatarum)
Ethiopia   Oberthür C. 1883a. Séance du 10 janvier 1883 (fin). Lépidoptères du Haut-Sénégal. - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 10(2):13-15. 735
Gabon   Aurivillius C. 1881. Om en samling fjärilar från Gaboon. - Entomologisk Tidskrift 2:38-47. 46
Ghana   Kühne L. 2001. Contribution to the Lepidoptera-Fauna of Ghana - Part III: The Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) of the expeditions 1992-1997. - Esperiana 8:649-653. 651
Kenya   Butler A. G. 1894b. On a collection of Lepidoptera from British East Africa, made by Dr. J. W. Gregory between the months of March and August, 1893. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1894:557-593, pls 36-37. 583
Lesotho   Kopij G. 2006. Lepidoptera fauna of Lesotho. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 49B(1-2):137-180. 159
Malawi   Butler A. G. 1896b. On a collection of butterflies obtained by Mr. Richard Crawshay in Nyasa-Land, between the Months of January and April 1895. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 55:108-136, pl. vi. 134 (as trochiloides)
Mali   Eitschberger U. & Müller G. 2014b. Beitrag zur Sphingidae-Fauna von Zentralmali, Nordwest-Afrika (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). - Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 70:208-212. 209
Mozambique   Druce H. 1890. Lepidoptera Heterocera. - In: Jameson J. S., Story of the rear column of the Emin Pasha relief expedition. - — :i-xxxii, 1-455 (chapter pagination: 446-452). 446 (as trochiloides)
Rwanda   Strand E. 1909d. Lepidoptera aus Deutsch-Ostafrika, gesammelt von Herrn Oberleutnant Wintgens. - Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift Iris 22(2-3):104-121. 111
Saudi Arabia   Walsingham Thomas de Grey & Hampson G. F. 1896. On moths collected at Aden and in Somaliland. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1896(1):257-283, pl. 10. 268
Sierra Leone   Butler A. G. 1875e. Descriptions of thirty-three new or little-known species of Sphingidae in the collection of the British Museum. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1875:3-16, pls 1-2. 5 (as trochiloides)
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
South Africa Eastern Cape Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i-iv, 1-273, pls 1-63. 138
South Africa Western Cape Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i-iv, 1-273, pls 1-63. 138
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 trochiloides)
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   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. 90
Tanzania   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 trochiloides)
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 trochiloides)
Togo   Aulombard F. 2021. La montagne de Kpimé, une localité intéressante au Togo. - Saturnafrica 28:33-40. 39
Uganda   Hampson G. F. 1909c. Ruwenzori Expedition Reports. 11. Lepidoptera Heterocera. - Transactions of the zoological Society of London 19(2):103-140, pl. 4. 118
United Arab Emirates   Hacker H. H. 2016a. Systematic and illustrated catalogue of the Macroheterocera and Cossoidea Leach, [1815], Zygaenoidea Latreille, 1809, Thyridoidea Herrich-Schäffer, 1846 and Hyblaeoidea Hampson, 1903 of the Arabian Peninsula, with a survey of their distribution (Lepid.). - Esperiana 20(1):1-742; (2): 1-430. 54
Yemen   Wiltshire E. P. 1986. Lepidoptera of Saudi Arabia: fam. Cossidae, Sesiidae, Metarbelidae, Lasiocampidae, Sphingidae, Geometridae, Lymantriidae, Arctiidae, Nolidae, Noctuidae (Heterocera); fam. Satyridae (Rhopalocera) (part 5). - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 8:262-323. 270
Zambia   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i-iv, 1-273, pls 1-63. 138
Zimbabwe   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i-iv, 1-273, pls 1-63. 138

Notes:  The record of Comoros is probably due to a mistake in labeling (see B. Turlin 1996a: 168).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Rubiaceae Oldenlandia corymbosa Côte d'Ivoire 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. 245
Rubiaceae Galium 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
Rubiaceae Rubia 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
Rubiaceae Galium aparine Saudi Arabia Wiltshire E. P. 1986. Lepidoptera of Saudi Arabia: fam. Cossidae, Sesiidae, Metarbelidae, Lasiocampidae, Sphingidae, Geometridae, Lymantriidae, Arctiidae, Nolidae, Noctuidae (Heterocera); fam. Satyridae (Rhopalocera) (part 5). - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 8:262-323. 270
Rubiaceae Galium 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
Rubiaceae Rubia 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
Rubiaceae Rubia cordifolia 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. 91