A first record of Clanis hyperion Cadiou and Kitching, 1990 (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in Bhutan, and a preliminary checklist of the hawkmoths of Mendrelgang, Bhutan

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I.J. Singh
I.J. Kitching


An inventory of hawkmoths (Sphingidae) of Mendrelgang division of Tsirang District, Bhutan was undertaken between December 2011 and September 2012. A total of 27 species was recorded belonging to three subfamilies. The most notable was Clanis hyperion Cadiou and Kitching 1990. The present record extends the known distribution of C. hyperion to the eastern Himalaya, and significantly it is the first record of the species from northwest of the Brahmaputra River.

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