I have developed a key to the humming-bird hawkmoth species (the genus Macroglossum) found in Hong Kong (not including two species found only once each). It has been passed by Ian Kitching at The Natural History Museum, who suggested that I trial it through HKWildlifeNet users.
Please see if you find it useful. Most of the Macroglossum species are on the wing at the moment, so clear photos should be sufficient to allow identification, whether in flight or at rest.
I would welcome critical feedback, please, as the end result will be published in the forthcoming Illustrated Guide to the Moths of Hong Kong.
Please note that this is being developed as a bilingual product, but the traditional Chinese text will be added once the English version has been finalised. This text is copyrighted, and placed on the HKWildlife.Net website in good faith by me, as the copyright holder. Permission is given for HKWildlife.Net users to download the low resolution version of the key and use for personal educational reasons only. No further reproduction of the text and illustrations in any format is permitted.
[ Last edited by hkmoths at 2009-10-3 10:05 ]