Contribution to the Hawk Moths (Sphingidae: Lepidoptera) of Jordan

Ahmad Katbeh-Bader
Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Jordan, Amman 11942 Jordan. 
 
Abstract: Hawk moths (Sphingidae) have been collected from different parts of Jor-dan by light traps from 2007 to 2014. Unidentified specimens preserved at the Unversity of Jordan Insects Museum were examined. The following nine species are recorded from 38 localities across Jordan: Acherontia atropos (Linnaeus, 1758), Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758), Marumba quercus (Denus & Schiffermuller, 1775), Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus, 1758), Macroglossum stellatarum (Linnaeus, 1758), Hyles euphorbiae conspicua (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903), Hyles livornica (Esper, 1779), Hippotion celerio (Linnaeus, 1758) and Theretra alecto cre-tica (Boisduval, 1827).  
 
Key words: Jordan, hawk moths, Sphingidae, Lepidoptera.

Jordan Journal of Natural History, 1, (2014), 59-82.

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