hkmoths ADMIN February 18, 2011
At least 237 species of Sphingidae (out of ~ 1,400) have photos in this Flickr group.

Please make sure all photos are mapped and tagged as per instructions in the Group Description. This will assist everyone when it comes to researching species distributions.

To all of you who have contributed, thank you very much for your help in raising awareness amongst the Flickr community (and beyond) of these spectacular insects.

Group Description

Sphingidae of the World. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

This group aims to provide a centralised location for Flickr photos that illustrate Sphingidae moths (hawkmoths / sphinx moths), their ova, larvae & pupae from around the world and serve as a resource for the identification and distribution of Sphingidae moths.

The group is open to public viewing. Posting of photos is moderated (see below).

Group membership is by invitation only. If you would like to join please send a Flickrmail to the group's administrator stating why you would like to join this group.

index to scientific binomial names of species in this group's photos.
checklist of species
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When submitting photos, please help the admins. & moderators by checking the following:

1. Only photos of moths from the family Sphingidae will be accepted; if you have lots of photos taken at the same time of the same moth, please don't submit them all - please choose the clearest and best profiled photos that help with the identification of the moth.

2. Please tag submitted photos "Sphingidae Mundi" (note that you need to use the quotes when entering the tag) and Sphingidae.

3. If possible, please add tags for the species binomial, and subfamily; vernacular names (and country of use) are welcome as are subspecies and tribe names, too, if you know them. The taxonomy used here is based on
Kitching, I.J. & Cadiou, J.-M. (2000). Hawkmoths of the World. Cornell University Press
and can be checked on Marrku Savela's Sphingidae section of his Lepidoptera and some other life forms site, or in the taxonomic checklist in this group's discussion pages.
[click here for help with tagging]

4. Please geotag or map your photo and add the location of the photo to the tags (country, province or state, county, city, town, village, site name), as this will allow future cross-referencing of each species global distribution.
[click here and then scroll down to point 3 for help with mapping]

5. Please try to post photos only of identified sphingids - other groups such as the Flickr Moth Gallery may have members that will provide identifications. If you can't identify a sphingid, please add the tag "unidentified" before posting and provide a link in the "Unidentified sphingids" discussion. There is no guarantee that the administrator, moderator(s) or other members of this group will be able to identify moths to species level from photos posted to this pool.

6. If you have autecological information, please add notes on:
(a) distinguishing characters that separate the species in the photo from similar sphingid moths,
(b) general ecology, such as larval host plant, habitats utilised, or,
(c) provide a link to a website that provides this information.

Photos will normally only be approved once the necessary tags have been added.
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Key Internet Resources on Sphingidae

CATE Sphingidae (Creating a Taxonomic E-science)

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other Flickr Hawk Moth resources

Sphingidae
This group has a wider scope than Sphingidae of the World, incorporating discussion on raising sphingids and artwork of sphinx moths, including drawings or figures of moths like ceramics.

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Flag Counter installed 5 August 2008

Group Rules

1. Only photos of moths from the family Sphingidae will be accepted;

2. Please tag submitted photos "Sphingidae Mundi" (note that you need to use the quotes when entering the tag) and Sphingidae.

3. Please add tags for the species binomial, and subfamily

4. Please geotag or map your photo

Photos will only be approved once the necessary tags have been added

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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