Xenosphingia jansei (Janse's sphinx hawkmoth)

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Xenosphinga jansei male

Xenosphingia jansei male [photo J. Joannou ]

Distribution

Zimbabwe (Matabeleland in the Kalahari sand region from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls), Botswana, Namibia  (Pinhey 1975).

Host-plants

Unknown.

Publications

  • Pinhey, E.C.G. 1975. Moths of Southern Africa. Tafelberg, Cape Town.
 

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