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890145.10 – 7825.1   Paonias myops macrops (Gehlen, 1933)
Distribution Data for Paonias myops macrops
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Distribution: Arizona south into Mexico.
Type locality (macrops): Tehuacan, Mexico.
Type locality (emmeli): Arizona, Santa Cruz Co., Pen?a Bianca.
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Synonymy: Calasymbolus macrops Gehlen, 1933
Paonias emmeli Eitschberger, 2002
Taxonomic Notes: Paonias myops macrops (Gehlen, 1933), proposed as a subspecies of 7825 Paonias myops (Smith, 1797), was raised to full species status in Eitschberger (2002), Neue ent. Nachr. 23: 87 but subsequently treated as a subspecies of myops in Kitching et al. (2018). The inclusion of Paonias emmeli Eitschberger, 2002 as a synonym of macrops in Kitching et al. (2018) extends the known range of macrops into Arizona. The Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory website (accessed 22 June, 2022) lists macrops as a full species.
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  • Eitschberger, U., 2002. Revidierte Checkliste der Gattungen Paonias Hübner, [1819] sowie Smerinthus Latreille, [1802] mit der Beschreibung neuer Paonias-Arten (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). Neue Entomologische Nachrichten, 23: 1-49.
  • Gehlen, B., 1933. Neue Sphingiden. Entomologische Zeitschrift, 47: 78-80.
  • Kitching, I., R. Rougerie, A. Zwick, C. Hamilton, R. St Laurent, S. Naumann, L. Ballesteros Mejia, A. Kawahara, 2018. A global checklist of the Bombycoidea (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Biodiversity Data Journal, 6: e22236.
  • Kitching, I.J., 2019. Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory, species page
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