Cechetra lineosa (Walker, 1856) - Striped Green Hawkmoth

Taxonomic Information

List of Cechetra Zolotuhin & Ryabov, 2012 known from India.
Cechetra bryki Ivshin & Krutov, 2018. India: Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal (TL). 
Cechetra lineosa (Walker, 1856). India: Arunachal Pradesh (Chandra and Sambath 2013), Assam (Arandhara et al., 2017), Punjab (Singh and Kaur 2020).
Cechetra minor (Butler, 1875). Nepal; Northern India (Pittaway and Kitching, 2020).
Cechetra scotti Rothschild, 1920. North West India; Nepal (Rafi et al., 2014).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

A very variable species with forms that may appear very similiar to the species below:
C. minor: the thorax is plain, lacking the pale stripe in the middle of the thorax.
C. scotti: the forewings flushed pink basally and the antennae proximally pink, the green costa is very prominent.
C. subangustata: upperside forewings uniformingly green underside greenish tone not an orange tone.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh141211
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total151222
  1. Kitching, I. Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory. http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/643 [accessed 3 Oct 2015]
  2. Pittaway, A.R. & I.J. Kitching. Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic (including Siberia, the Russian Far East, Mongolia, China, Taiwan, the Korean Peninsula and Japan.). http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/c_lin.htm [accessed 3 Oct 2015]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Cechetra lineosa (Walker, 1856) – Striped Green Hawkmoth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/cechetra-lineosa, accessed 2024/03/03.