Pseudoclanis postica (Walker, 1856)

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FAMILY Sphingidae
SUBFAMILY Smerinthinae
GENUS Pseudoclanis
SPECIES postica
AUTHOR(Walker, 1856)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONBasiana postica
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Durban], Port Natal, leg. Gueinzius.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -29°51'31" Longitude: 31°1'18"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION 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.
PAGINATION 237

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Angola   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i-iv, 1-273, pls 1-63. 133
Cameroon   Darge Ph. 1973b. Lépidoptères Attacidae et Sphingidae récoltés dans le Nord Cameroun par M. le Docteur G. Nonveiller. - Annales de la Faculté des Sciences du Cameroun 1973(12):55-62. 58
Central African Republic   Darge Ph. 1980. Lépidoptères Attacidae et Sphingidae récoltés au Natal par Claude Herbulot. - Bulletin Sciences Nat 26:10-11. 10
Chad   Darge Ph. 1980. Lépidoptères Attacidae et Sphingidae récoltés au Natal par Claude Herbulot. - Bulletin Sciences Nat 26:10-11. 10
Congo   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. 66
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   Schmit P. 2021b. Contribution à la connaissance des Sphingidae d'Ouganda (Lepidoptera). - Saturnafrica 29:21-38. 27
Ethiopia   Rougeot P.-C. 1977a. Lepidoptera. - In: Missions entomologiques en Ethiopie 1973-1975. Fascicule 1. - Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (A)105:1-150, pls 1-20. 89
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). 493
Kenya   Fawcett J. M. 1915. Notes on a collection of Heterocera made made by Mr. W. Feather in British East Africa, 1911-12. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1915(1):91-113, pls 1-2. 107
Lesotho   Kopij G. 2006. Lepidoptera fauna of Lesotho. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 49B(1-2):137-180. 159
Madagascar   Kernbach K. 1955b. Pseudoclanis postica Walker und ihre Unterarten. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 51(1-2):27-32. 28
Malawi   Eitschberger U. 2007b. Die Gattung Pseudoclanis Rothschild, 1894. Vorläufige Revision mit Neugliederung der Arten in bekannte und neue Gattungen (Lepidoprtera, Sphingidae). - Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 60:86-152, pls 13-23, 25A. 96
Mozambique   Bąkowski M., László M. & Takano H. 2020. A contribution to the knowledge of the Sphingidae fauna of Mozambique. - Ecologica Montenegrina 35:45-77. 50
Namibia   Grünberg K. 1910c. Lepidoptera. - In: Schultze L.: Zoologische und anthropologische Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise in westlichen und zentralen Südafrika. Vierter Band. Systematik und Tiergeographie. - Denkschriften der medizinisch naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft zu Jena 16(4):1-370, pls 1-12 [Chapter pagination: 91-146]. 99
Nigeria   Delf B. H. & Harris K. M. 1964. Notes on Nigerian hawkmoths. - The Nigerian Field 29(4):150-160. 155
Sierra Leone   Schaus W. & Clements W. G. 1893. On a collection of Sierra Leone Lepidoptera. - — :i-vi, 1-46, pls 1-3. 19
Somalia   Berio E. 1938b. Spedizione zoologica del Marchese Saverio Patrizi nel Basso Giuba e nell'Oltregiuba Giugno-Agosto 1934. Lista dei lepidotteri eteroceri con note e diagnosi di eteroceri africani. - Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria 58:189-203. 191
South Africa Gauteng Eitschberger U. 2007b. Die Gattung Pseudoclanis Rothschild, 1894. Vorläufige Revision mit Neugliederung der Arten in bekannte und neue Gattungen (Lepidoprtera, Sphingidae). - Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 60:86-152, pls 13-23, 25A. 96
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal 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. 237
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. 21
South Africa Eastern Cape Eitschberger U. 2021. Die Sphingidae der Asante Sana Farm in Südafrika (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). - Atalanta, Würzburg 52(1-2):165-208. 166
Tanzania   Strand E. 1911i. Zoologische Ergebnisse des Expedition das Herrn Hauptmann A. D. Fromm 1908/09 nach Deutsch-Ostafrika. - Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 5(2):275-304. 294
Togo   Aulombard F. 2021. La montagne de Kpimé, une localité intéressante au Togo. - Saturnafrica 28:33-40. 38
Uganda   Schmit P. 2021b. Contribution à la connaissance des Sphingidae d'Ouganda (Lepidoptera). - Saturnafrica 29:21-38. 27
Zimbabwe   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i-iv, 1-273, pls 1-63. 133

Notes:  The records of Ethiopia and Malawi need confirmation (U. Eitschberger 2007b: 96), as do the records of some other countries.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Moraceae Milicia excelsa Kenya Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1-47. 39
Cannabaceae Celtis kraussiana 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. 73
Ulmaceae Trema sp. East Africa Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1-47. 39
Ulmaceae Chaetachme sp. East Africa Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1-47. 39
Moraceae Ficus ingens South Africa Eitschberger U. 2007a. Sphingidae (Lepidoptera: Bombycoidea). - In Mey, W. (ed.) The Lepidoptera of the Brandberg Massif in Namibia. Part 2. - Esperiana Memoir 4:195-203, pl. 16. 96
Ulmaceae Chaetachme aristata South Africa Fawcett J. M. 1903. Notes on the transformations of some South-African Lepidoptera. - Transactions of the zoological Society of London 17(2):165-190, pls 6-8. 174
Euphorbiaceae Alchornea cordifolia Nigeria MacNulty B. J. 1970. Outline life histories of some West African Lepidoptera. Part III Sphingidae. - Proceedings of the British Entomological and Natural History Society 3:95-122, pl. 6. 100
Moraceae Morus sp. 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. 85
Moraceae Ficus 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. 133
Loranthaceae Loranthus 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. 133
Cannabaceae Celtis sp. South Africa 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. 21
Moraceae Chlorophora 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. 100
Loranthaceae Loranthus 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. 100
Moraceae Ficus 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. 100
Moraceae Morus 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. 100
Euphorbiaceae Alchornea cordifolia 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
Rubiaceae Psychotria 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. 100
Moraceae Ficus petersii 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. 80
Ulmaceae Trema bracteolata 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. 95