Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

December 1986


Published in Insecta Mundi Vol. 1, no. 4, December 1986. Copyright © 1986 Riotte.
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This supplement concerns species of the family Sphingidae (pages 425-444) introduced to Hawaii since 1958 and now firmly established. The introductions are connected with the rapid growth of air traffic between Hawaii and SE Asia since the mid-1970s. Of special interest is the fast interisland colonization as reported in the HAWAII COOPERATIVE ECONOMIC INSECT REPORT (HCEIR), published by the State Department of Agriculture, Honolulu, HI until 1980, subsequently called HAWAII PEST REPORT.

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