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Theretra boisduvalii (Bugnion, 1839)

Имаго  Theretra boisduvalii


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Bombycoidea family Sphingidae subfamily Macroglossinae tribe Macroglossini subtribe Choerocampina genus Theretra → species Theretra boisduvalii

Species name(s)

Theretra boisduvalii (Bugnion, 1839) = Sphinx boisduvalii Bugnion, 1839 = Chaerocampa punctivenata Butler, 1875 = Cechenena sumatrensis Joicey & Kaye, 1917 = Theretra boisduvali.


Zoogeographical regions

Palaearctic, Indo-Malayan.

Имаго  Theretra boisduvalii

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Oreus boisduvalii (Bugnion, 1839) Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


  • Greece (mainland) Crete ?, ?. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Almost all of South East Asia including Borneo.
    Zaregistrirova the Philippines (Luzon) and the West Indies.
    Migrates rarely will fly to Iran and Southern Europe. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Butterfly is able to emit ultrasound at the same frequency as the sound of bat echolocation knocking last confused.
    I wonder what that sound both sexes publish their genitals. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Larva food plants

  • Various sorts of grapes Vitis and Parthenocissus. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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30.01.2014 12:10, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic, Indo-Malayan.

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