Hippotion velox (Fabricius, 1793) - Dark Striated Hawkmoth

Taxonomic Information

List of Hippotion Hübner, [1819] known from India.
Hippotion boerhaviae (Fabricius, 1775), Jharkhand (Sambath, 2011), Madhya Pradesh (Chandra et al., 2013), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Punjab (Singh and Kaur,2020), West Bengal (Mishra, 2018).
Hippotion celerio (Linnaeus, 1758), Karnataka (Channi et al., 2017), Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017), Punjab (Pathiana et al., 2014), Uttarakhand (Sondhi and Sondhi 2016), Tamil Nadu (Iyer and Kitching, 2019).
Hippotion echeclus (Boisduval, 1875), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al.,2013), Punjab ( Pathiana et al., 2014).
Hippotion rafflesii (Moore, 1858), Nepal, Karnataka (Melichar, 2012).
Hippotion rosetta (Swinhoe, 1892), Assam (Arandhara et al., 2017), Andhra Pradesh, Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017), Tamil Nadu, (Iyer and Kitching, 2019).
Hippotion velox (Fabricius, 1793), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017), Tamil Nadu (Iyer and Kitching, 2019).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total11
Hippotion velox (Fabricius, 1793) – Dark Striated Hawkmoth: Alocasia macrorrhizos (Araceae), Brassica spp. (Brassicaceae), Ipomoea batatas (Convolvulaceae), Morinda citrifolia (Rubiaceae), Pisonia spp. (Nyctaginaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).
  1. OD: Sphinx velox Fabricius, 1793, Ent. Syst. 3 (1): 378. Type locality: "India orientali".
  2. http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/h_vel.htm [accessed 12 April 2019]
  3. G. Iyer & I.J. Kitching (2019). A preliminary study of the hawkmoth diversity (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) of Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(5): 13592–13604. Pg:13595; Image 5. https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4694.11.5.13592-13604

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Hippotion velox (Fabricius, 1793) – Dark Striated Hawkmoth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/hippotion-velox, accessed 2024/05/20.