An updated checklist of Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) from Great Nicobar Island with a new species record from India


  • Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata − 700053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata − 700053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata − 700053, West Bengal



Ambulyx tattina, Apocalypsis velox, Cechenena helops helops, Pergesa acteus, Theretra silhetensis


In this paper, we report Ambulyx tattina (Jordan, 1919) from the Great Nicobar, a new addition to the Sphingid fauna of India. Additionally, we report four species of Sphingidae i.e., Apocalypsis velox Butler, 1876, Cechenena helops helops (Walker, 1856), Pergesa acteus (Cramer, [1779]), and Theretra silhetensis (Walker, 1856) for the first time from Nicobar. An updated checklist with 28 species under 18 genera of Sphingidae of the great Nicobar Island is given.


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Singh, N., Ahmad, J., & Chandra, K. (2021). An updated checklist of Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) from Great Nicobar Island with a new species record from India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 121(3), 375–381.





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