The Sphingidae of Southeast-Asia    


(incl. New Guinea, Bismarck & Solomon Islands)                                               Back to start page           


by Jan Beck & Ian J. Kitching   



Without the support of a large number of people, it would not have been possible to collate and present the information on this website. We are deeply grateful to them (names in alphabetic order):


Col. Mike Allen, Azmi Mahyudin, Adam Cotton, Henry Barlow, Dr. Ronald Brechlin, Ulf Buchsbaum, Dr. Jean-Marie Cadiou, Dr. Chey Vun Khen, Ulf Eitschberger, Pisuth Ek-Amnuay, Tony Harman, Jean Haxaire, Dr. Jeremy D. Holloway, Roger Kendrick, Roger Kitching, Bob Kennett, Dr. Robert Lachlan, Dr. Torben Larsen, Li Hou-Hun, Kent H. K. Li, Maklarim bin Lakim, Geoff Martin, Dr. Wolfram Mey, Henk van Mastrigt, Bro. Amnuay Pinratana, Dr. John Rawlins, Dr. Christian Schulze, Hermann Schnitzler, Dr. Dieter Stüning, and many other contributors of individual records too numerous to mention,

    supplied unpublished data from the public and private collections in their care.


Steve Bransky, Ron Brechlin, Adam Cotton, Jean Haxaire, Kent H. K. Li, Y. Kishida, Tony Pittaway, Christian H. Schulze, John Tennent, S.H. Yen and N. Ivshin

    permitted use their photographs of hawkmoth specimens.


Bernadus "Mike" Balaole, Marc Biddle, Dr. Chey Vun Khen (FRC), Ibrahim (& Intraca Woods), Moses Jalawatu (& family), Dr. Jameli Nais (Sabah Parks), Wilem Kayoi (Dinas Kehutanan Jayapura), Andreas Kusche, Dr. K. Eduard Linsenmair (Universität Würzburg), Glen Reynolds (& DVFC-staff), Dr. Christian Schulze (Universität Bayreuth), Dr. Stephen Sutton, Dr. Rory Walsh (SEARRP, Roy. Soc.)

   provided essential logistic support to J. Beck during field work in SE-Asia and visits to London.


Malcom Penn (NHM) helped set up the GIS project, Thomas Igerst (Universität Würzburg) brought the website online.


    J. Beck is grateful to

"Graduiertenkolleg" of the German Research Council (DFG), Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) and the Synthesys program of the European Union

    for scholarships that financed field work in Southeast-Asia and visits to London.