The genus Laothoe Fabricius, 1807 is mainly distributed in China, Russia, few regions of Central Asia and Europe. Here we report the male of Laothoe witti Eitschberger, Danner & Surholt, 1998 first time from India, along with a brief discussion of the species and its male genitalia illustrations. In addition, distribution of the species and subspecies of the genus Laothoe Fabricius, 1807 are also given along with the study area map.
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23 September 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
Afaq Ahmad Dar,
Khalid Ali Khan,
Hamed A. Ghramh