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Taxonomy for Afrosphinx amabilis (Jordan, 1911) (Scarce Polyptychus)
Class
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 2679 families, 140885 genera, 1885104 species
Tree
Subclass
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 2543 families, 136697 genera, 1880504 species
Tree
Infraclass
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 2226 families, 134478 genera, 1862627 species
Tree
Superorder
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 1216 families, 102024 genera, 1599632 species
Tree
Order
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 238 families, 26590 genera, 450528 species
Site
Tree
Suborder
Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
 204 families, 26304 genera, 449977 species
Tree
Infraorder
Heteroneura (Tillyard, 1918)
 193 families, 26165 genera, 448696 species
Tree
Division
Ditrysia (Borner, 1925) (Moths)
 182 families, 26036 genera, 445474 species
Tree
Section
Cossina (Herrich-schäffer, 1856)
 74 families, 16575 genera, 324281 species
Tree
Subsection
Bombyces (Scopoli, 1763)
 65 families, 14702 genera, 297291 species
Tree
Superfamily
Bombycoidea (Latreille, 1802) (Hawk-moths)
 14 families, 756 genera, 15090 species
Tree
Family
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) (Hawk Moths) - Systematics
 295 genera, 6879 species
Site
Tree
Subfamily
Smerinthinae (Grote & Robinson, 1865)
 81 genera, 1600 species
Tree
Tribe
Smerinthini (Grote & Robinson, 1865)
 60 genera, 1237 species
Tree
Genus
Afrosphinx (Carcasson, 1968)
 4 species
Tree
Species
amabilis (Jordan, 1911) (Scarce Polyptychus)
 1 subspecies
Tree
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Afrosphinx amabilis
Subspecies1
Common namesScarce Polyptychus
AuthorJordan, 1911
Distribution
Continents:

Africa
East Africa
Tanzania (Tanganyika), Zambia, Zimbabwe
Central Africa
Angola, Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Antarctica


Ecozones: Afrotropical

Distribution by Synonymus:
Afrosphinx occidens   Antarctica, R.iver, Sashila
CountriesAngola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Taxonomic statusHolotype
Links and ReferencesAfrosphinx amabilis in afromoths.net
Afrosphinx amabilis in Wikipedia (English)
Subspecies    Afrosphinx amabilis occidens (Clark, 1927)

Afrosphinx amabilis (Scarce Polyptychus)

Synonyms
Afrosphinx occidens (Clark, 1927)
Polyptychus amabilis (Jordan, 1911)
Polyptychus amabilis occidens (Clark, 1927)
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderLepidoptera
Lepidopterans, Butterflies and Moths
SuborderGlossata
InfraorderHeteroneura
SectionCossina
SubsectionBombyces
SuperfamilyBombycoidea
Hawk-moths
FamilySphingidae
Hawk Moths, Sphinx moths, Hornworms, Hawkmoths, Hornworm moths, Hawk-moths
SubfamilySmerinthinae
TribeSmerinthini
GenusAfrosphinx
Afrosphinx amabilis
Scarce Polyptychus
AuthorJordan, 1911
 
Synonyms
Afrosphinx occidens
Polyptychus amabilis
Polyptychus amabilis occidens
 
Subspecies
Afrosphinx amabilis occidens

Keywords
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