Hyles gallii (von Rottemburg, 1775) - Bedstraw Hawkmoth

Taxonomic Information

List of Hyles Hübner, [1819] known from India.
Hyles euphorbiae (Linnaeus, 1758), Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh (Kitching and Smetacek, 2012), Punjab (Pathiana et al., 2006), Karnataka (Melichar, 2012).
Hyles gallii (von Rottemburg, 1775), Himachal Pradesh (Sidhu and Kubendran, 2018), Jammu and Kashmir (Bell and Scott, 1937).
Hyles hippophaes (Esper, 1789), Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir (Sidhu and Kubendran, 2018).
Hyles livornica (Esper, 1779), Himachal Pradesh (Sidhu and Kubendran,2018), Karnataka (Melichar, 2012), Punjab (Pathiana et al., 2014).
Hyles nervosa (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903), Himachal Pradesh (Sidhu and Kubendran, 2018).
Hyles Nicaea (Prunner, 1798), Jammu and Kashmir.
Hyles robertsi (Butler, 1880), Jammu and Kashmir (Dar et al., 2020).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Hyles gallii - Bedstraw Hawkmoth


First reported by Smetacek & Kitching (2012) from Tagalang Pass, Ladakh from previously unreported specimens in BMNH.

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir1
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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Hyles gallii (von Rottemburg, 1775) – Bedstraw Hawkmoth: Galium verum, Asperula spp., Galium aparine (Rubiaceae), Epilobium angustifolium, Circaea spp. (Onagraceae), Malus spp., Rosa spp. (Rosaceae), Oenothera biennis (Onagraceae), Plantago major (Plantaginaceae), Portulaca oleracea (Portulacaceae), Salix spp. (Salicaceae), Vitis vinifera (Vitaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).
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  4. Smetacek, P., & Kitching, I. J. (2012). The hawkmoths of Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Nachr. entomol. Ver. Apollo, N. F. 32 (3/4): 113–115.
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Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Hyles gallii (von Rottemburg, 1775) – Bedstraw Hawkmoth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.42. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/hyles-gallii, accessed 2023/03/28.