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species barcoded:  1258
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Species Checklists

The nomenclatural ground of the campaign is based on an unpublished checklist assembled for the purpose of the campaign. This checklist can be downloaded from the link above.

It derives from the global checklist assembled by Kitching and Cadiou (2000) and is continuously updated (last update November 2009). We propose to cite this list of names as "Kitching, I.J., Haxaire, J. and Rougerie R. [updated 2009]: Online list of valid and available names of the Sphingidae of the World []. This checklist is the intellectual property of its authors/contributors and should not be posted, published or used for another purpose without their formal agreement.

The Sphingidae checklist is a dynamic document benefiting from the input of the community of expert taxonomists involved in the campaign. The primary goal of this checklist is to act as a nomenclatural “gate keeper”, to avoid conflicting classifications and typos among the taxon names entered in BOLD. As a document curated by expert taxonomists, it aims at integrating authoritative knowledge, although it should not be considered as authoritative by itself. As a working document, it is consensual at best, with conflicts resolved in the best possible way (e.g. most recent/relevant publication, majority rule, preference of accurate revisions over short notes). [For reference to an authoritative checklist of family Sphingidae, we recommend citation of Kitching and Cadiou (2000) and the CATE Sphingidae interactive and constantly updated web-based monograph.]

If you detect errors or overlooked updates in taxonomic status, please contact the campaign coordinator. Your comments will be directed to the appropriate taxonomic specialist for consideration.

Reference cited:
  • Kitching IJ, Cadiou J-M (2000) Hawkmoths of the World. An annotated and illustrated revisionary checklist The Natural History Museum, London & Cornell University Press, Ithaca.
  • CATE Sphingidae