The Sphingidae of Southeast-Asia    


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


by Jan Beck & Ian J. Kitching   




The following studies relating to data presented on this website were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, further work is in preparation. Please contact us for PDFs, or click titles for abstracts or full text, depending on your institution's access rights to the journals.


Beck J, Kitching IJ (2009) Drivers of moth species richness on tropical altitudinal gradients: a cross-regional comparison. Global Ecology and Biogeography 18, 361–371.


Beck J, Kitching IJ (2007) Correlates of range size and dispersal ability: a comparative analysis of sphingid moths from the Indo-Australian tropics. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16, 341-349.

Beck J, Kitching IJ (2007) Estimating regional species richness of tropical insects from museum data: a comparison of a geography-based and sample-based methods. Journal of Applied Ecology 44, 672-681.

Beck J, Kitching IJ, Haxaire J (2007) The latitudinal distribution of sphingid species richness in continental Southeast-Asia: what causes the biodiversity ’hot spot’ in northern Thailand? Raffles’ Bulletin of Zoology 55, 67-73.

Hawkins BA, Albuquerque FS, Araújo MB, Beck J, Bini LM, Cabrero-Sañudo FJ, Castro-Parga I, Diniz-Filho JAF, Ferrer-Castán D, Field R, Gómez JF, Hortal J, Kerr JT, Kitching IJ, León-Cortés JL, Lobo JM, Montoya D, Moreno JC, Olalla-Tárraga MÁ, Pausas JG, Qian H, Rahbek C, Rodríguez MÁ, Sanders NJ, Williams P (2007) A global evaluation of metabolic theory as an explanation of terrestrial species richness gradients. Ecology 88, 1877-1888.


Beck J, Kitching IJ (2006) Hawkmoths (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) of Southeast Asia: online distribution maps and island checklists. Zoological Society Wallacea News 4, 3-14.

Beck J, Kitching IJ, Linsenmair KE (2006) Wallace’s line revisited: Has vicariance or dispersal shaped the distribution of Malesian hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 89, 455-468.

Beck J, Kitching IJ, Linsenmair KE (2006) Diet breadth and host plant relationships of Southeast-Asian sphingid caterpillars. Ecotropica 12, 1-13.

Beck J, Kitching IJ, Linsenmair KE (2006) Extending the study of range-abundance relations to tropical insects: sphingid moths in Southeast-Asia. Evolutionary Ecology Research 8, 1-14.

Beck J, Kitching IJ, Linsenmair KE (2006) Measuring range sizes of Southeast-Asian hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae): effects of scale, resolution and phylogeny. Global Ecology and Biogeography 15, 339-348.

Beck J, Kitching IJ, Linsenmair KE (2006) Determinants of regional species richness: an empirical analysis of the number of hawkmoth species (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) on the Malesian archipelago. Journal of Biogeography 33, 694-706.

Beck J, Kitching IJ, Linsenmair KE (2006) Effects of habitat disturbance can be subtle yet significant: Biodiversity of hawkmoth-assemblages (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in Southeast-Asia. Biodiversity and Conservation 15, 465-486.

Beck J, Linsenmair KE (2006) Feasibility of light-trapping in community research of moths: Attraction radius of light, completeness of samples, nightly flight times and seasonality of Southeast-Asian hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 39, 18-36.



Jan Beck's PhD thesis on The macroecology of Southeast-Asian hawkmoths can be accessed at the online publication server of Würzburg University.