Laothoe witti Eitschberger, Danner & Surholt, 1998 - Afghan Poplar Hawkmoth

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Laothoe witti - Afghan Poplar Hawkmoth


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  1. Laothoe philerema witti Eitschberger, Danner & Surholt, 1998, Herbipoliana 4(1): 123--124, pl. 9.
  2. Riyaz, M., Mathew, P., Shiekh, T., Ignacimuthu, S. and Sivasankaran, K., 2021. First record of the Afghan Poplar Hawkmoth Laothoe witti Eitschberger et al., 1998 (Sphingidae: Smerinthinae) from India: a notable range extension for the genus. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 13(7), pp.18943-18946.
  3. Dar, A. F., Jamal, K., Khan, K. A., & H. A. Ghramh 2022. Distribution of the species and subspecies of the genus Laothoe globally, with the first report of male Afghan Poplar Hawkmoth Laothoe witti E (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae: Smerinthinae) from India, Transactions of American Entomological Society 148: 265-272. 
  4. https://tpittaway.tripod.com/sphinx/l_wit.htm

Note: First record of male from India. Identity confirmed by Ian Kitching (Afaq Ahmad Dar). 

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Laothoe witti Eitschberger, Danner & Surholt, 1998 – Afghan Poplar Hawkmoth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.42. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/laothoe-witti, accessed 2023/03/24.