Morwennius decoratus

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Morwennius decoratus, ♂,♀, Alan Cassidy photo.


Taxonavigation: Bombycoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Cladus: Macroheterocera
Superfamilia: Bombycoidea

Familia: Sphingidae
Subfamilia: Smerinthinae
Tribus: Smerinthini
Genus: Morwennius
Species: Morwennius decoratus


Morwennius decoratus Moore, 1872

Type locality: Sikkim

Holotype: Not located


  • Smerinthus decoratus Moore, 1872: 568.
  • Triptogon decoratus Butler, 1876.
  • Marumba decoratus Kirby, 1892.
  • Cypa decoratus Hampson, 1893.
  • Smerinthulus decoratus Rothschild & Jordan, 1907.
  • Marumba decoratus indochinensis Gehlen, 1933, Laos. Synonymised by Inoué et. al., 1996.
  • Smerinthus decoratus Moore, D'Abrera, 1987: 85. '♂' recte ♀.
  • Mimas strigfenestra Zhu & Wang, 1997, Yunnan. Synonymised by Kitching & Cadiou, 2000.


  • Butler, A. G. 1876. Revision of the heterocerous Lepidoptera of the family Sphingidae. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 9: 511-644. Reference page
  • Cassidy, A.C., Allen, M.G. & Harman, T., 2002. The generic position of Smerinthus decoratus Moore (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). Trans. Lep. Soc. Japan, 53(4): 225–228 PDF.Reference page
  • D'Abrera, B., 1987. Sphingidae mundi; Hawk Moths of the World. 226pp. E.W. Classey, Faringdon. Reference page
  • Gehlen, B., 1933. Neue Sphingiden. Ent. Zeit. 47: 86–87.
  • Hampson, G.F. 1893. In Blanford, W. T. (Ed.) The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma (Moths) 1. xxiii, 527pp. Taylor and Frances, London. Reference page
  • Innoué, H., Kennett, R. D. and Kitching, I. J., 1996. Sphingidae. In Pinratana, A. (Ed.), Moths of Thailand. 2. vi, 149pp., 44 pls. Chok Kai Press, Bangkok.
  • Kirby, W. F., 1892. Sphinges and Bombyces. A synonymical catalogue of the Lepidoptera Heterocera. 1. 951pp.. Gurney & Jackson, London. BHL. Reference page
  • Moore, F., 1872. Descriptions of new Indian Lepidoptera. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1872: 555-583, pls 32-34. Reference page
  • Rothschild, W., and Jordan, K., 1903. A revision of the Lepidopterous family Sphindidae. Novit. zool. 9 (Suppl.): 1–972.
  • Zhu, H. F. and Wang, L. Y., 1997. Lepidoptera Sphingidae. Fauna sinica (Insecta) 11: 1–410, pls. 1-8. Science Press, Beijing.