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International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

2016, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part A

First record of Deilephila elpenor L. moth from Chakwal Punjab Pakistan

Author(s):

Humairah Hanif, Shahmshad Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Imran Khan, Mohammad Mohsin Raza

Abstract:
Deilephila elpenor Linnaeus is a species of hawk moths belonging to family Sphingidae of order Lepidoptera. These moths are also called as the Sphingid moths. A study was conducted during January 2013 to December 2103 in Chakwal Punjab Pakistan. The adult Hawk moths were collected during the year 2013 from 5 localities of the Chakwal district. The specimens were identified with the help of specific literature and identification key. This paper presents one specie Deilephila elpenor L. these Hawk moths species have been recorded for the first time in Chakwal, Pakistan. Another moth species Deilephila rivularis is very similar to Deilephila elpenor is well distributed in Chakwal so description characters are also given for the identification of both species.

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How to cite this article:
Humairah Hanif, Shahmshad Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Imran Khan, Mohammad Mohsin Raza. First record of Deilephila elpenor L. moth from Chakwal Punjab Pakistan. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2016;3(2):10-13.
International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies