Cephonodes tamsi Griveaud, 1960

Seychelles bee-hawkmoth, Seychelles bee hawkmoth



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1911

Rediscovered on 16 July 1997



Mahé, Praslin & Silhouette, Seychelles


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Griveaud, P. (1960). Sur quelques sphingides nouveaux ou peu connus de la région malgache. Bull. Soc. ent. France 65: 40-47.


Other references:

Gerlach, Justin. (1998). New and rediscovered animals in Seychelles. Phelsuma 6: 74-76.

Gerlach, Justin. (2000). The rediscovery of the Seychelles hummingbird hawkmoth Macroglossum alluaudi Joannis, 1893 (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Phelsuma 8: 79-80.

Gerlach, Justin, Matyot, Pat and Samways, Michael J. (2005). Developing strategies for invertebrate conservation: the case for the Seychelles islands. Phelsuma 13: 9-24.

Kitching, I. J. and Cadiou, J.-M. (2000). Hawkmoths of the world: an annotated and illustrated revisionary checklist (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). The Natural History Museum, London & Cornell University Press, viii + 1-226.

Legrand, H. (1966 "1965"). Lépidoptères des îles Seychelles et d’Aldabra. Mém. Mus. nat. Hist. nat., sér. A, 37: 1-210, 16 pl.

Matyot, Pat. (2005). The hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) of Seychelles: identification, historical background, distribution, food plants and ecological considerations. Phelsuma 13: 55-80.


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