A first record of Clanis hyperion Cadiou & Kitching, 1990 (Lepidoptera Sphingidae) in Bhutan, and a preliminary checklist of the hawkmoths of Mendrelgang, Bhutan. Journal of Threatened Taxa
An inventory of hawkmoths (Sphingidae) of Mendrelgang division of Tsirang District, Bhutan was undertaken between December 2011 and September 2012. A total of 27 species was recorded belonging to three subfamilies. The most notable wasClanis hyperionCadiou & Kitching 1990. The present record extends the known distribution ofC. hyperionto the eastern Himalaya, and significantly it is the first record of the species from northwest of the Brahmaputra River.
Keyword :Checklist,Clanis hyperion, eastern Himalaya, range extension.