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Friday, May 13, 2016

Sphinx centrovietnama Brechlin, 2015

Sphinx centrovietnama Brechlin, 2015 is a new described species, the holotype of the species was found from Ngoc Linh, Kon Tum Province. It is the second species of the genus found in Vietnam, the first recorded species of the genus is Sphinx oberthueri (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903) maybe somewhere around Fansipan Mountains,  Dr. Ian Brechlin proposed that it never be recorded officially from Vietnam or misidentified from S. centrovietnama because their differences are not easy to be recognized.

Sphinx centrovietnama Brechlin, 2015 - photographed by Cuong Do

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