A new species of Theretra Hubner (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) from the southern Western Ghats, India
|Title||A new species of Theretra Hubner (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) from the southern Western Ghats, India|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Sondhi Y, Kitching IJ, Basu DNath, Kunte K|
A new species of the genus Theretra Hubner , Theretra shendurneensis sp. nov., is described from Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary, southern Western Ghats, India, based on external and internal morphology, and genetic markers. The new species is compared in external and male genital morphology, genetic divergence and geographic range with three similar and closely related species: T. boisduvalii (Bugnion, 1839), T. sumatrensis (Joicey and Kaye, 1917) and T. rhesus (Boisduval, ). Recent changes to the classification of Theretra are discussed and rejected.