TAXONOMIC ANALYSIS OF HAWK MOTHS (LEPIDOPTERA, SPHINGIDAE) OF SAMARKAND REGION
Sh.N. Omonov*, M.Sh. Rahimov⃰, M.R. Askarova⃰⃰⃰ ⃰, G.O. Khomidova⃰⃰ ⃰
*- National University of Uzbekistan, Tashkent
**- Chirchik State Pedagogical University, Chirchik
Abstract: The districts of the Samarkand region are of particular importance due to the richness of plant and animal species. From this point of view, it is a very rich area in terms of the number of species of hawk moths. As a result of specially conducted research, it was found that 16 species of hawk moths belonging to 12 genera and 3 subfamilies can be found in the area. This scientific article provides information on the biological and ecological characteristics of 16 species of hawk moths.
Key words: Samarkand oasis, hawk moths (Sphingidae) , species composition, Lepidoptera, mountain and mountainside areas, larva, imago, pupal stage.