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Theretra alecto
Theretra alecto
Theretra alecto
Theretra alecto

Accepted name: Theretra alecto (Linnaeus, 1758)
Georgian name: ვაზის სფინქსი
Taxonomic rank: Species
Reference: Didmanidze E. A., Petrov V. A. & Zolotuhin V. V., 2013. A List of Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) of Georgia and neighbouring countries with special attention to material from the Simon JANASHIA Museum of Georgia. Entomofauna, Zeitschrift für Entomologie, vol.34, pp. 269-304
Editor/Contact Person: Armen Seropian

Theretra alecto is recorded at 5 localities:

Tbilisi, (lat: 41.717214, lon: 44.824073, precision: >500m),  Tsvermaghala, (lat: 41.959004, lon: 41.784686, precision: >500m),  Parsma, (lat: 42.484588, lon: 45.503034, precision: >500m),  Lagodekhi Reserve, (lat: 41.877333, lon: 46.335507, precision: >500m),  Kvareli, (lat: 41.945435, lon: 45.81426, precision: >500m),  


The species is known everywhere in Georgia in lowlands and in lower elevations although more typical for humid biotopes along the coastal line. It is on the wings from late May to August but more common in July and August. Vitis vinifera is a host; sometimes it is a pest and strongly damages grape-vine

Citation: Armen Seropian, 2020-09-19. [http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/index.php?taxon=Theretra alecto]. .Theretra alecto. in: Tarkhnishvili D, Chaladze G (Editors). 2013. Georgian biodiversity database. http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/. Downloaded on: 5 March 2021