CLANIDOPSIS EXAUSTA (BUTLER) (LEPIDOPTERA: SPHINGIDAE) FIRST TIME DESCRIBED FROM PAKISTAN
The species Clanidopsis exausta (Butler) is a monotypic and distributed in Oriental region. Presently this species is recorded from Northern areas of Pakistan. Cotes & Swinhoe (1887) mentioned this species under the genus Clanis (Hübner) from Kunawar, Kashmir and Simla. Hampson (1892) in his fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma described genus Clanidopsis as Ambulyx Westwood with its brief description. Rothschild and Jordan (1903) revised and mentioned Clanidopsis exausta with brief description. Bell and Scott (1937) described in their fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma, Clanidopsis exausta with reference to its external morphological characters of imago, larvae and pupae. . Kamaluddin et al. (2007) in their checklist of moths of Pakistan not mentioned clanidopsis exausta. Pittaway and Kitching (2000-2014) recorded this species from Oriental and Palaeartic regions. Rafi et al. (2014) in their report the hawkmoth fauna of Pakistan mentioned Clanidopsis exausta with only their distributional ranges.