Hyles hippophaes (Esper, 1789) - Sea Buckthorn 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

Known from India only by a single specimen collected by Avinov in 1912 from Panomik, Nubro, Ladakh (=Panamik, Nubra Valley, Ladakh), housed in the BMNH (Smetacek & Kitching, 2012). Records bk334-336 represent the first sighting from India after 105 years.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir2
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
Total3
Hyles hippophaes (Esper, 1789) – Sea Buckthorn Hawkmoth: Elaeagnus spp., Hippophae spp. (Elaeagnaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010)
  1. Kitching, I. Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory. Hyles hippophaes bienerti http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/1307 [accessed 27 January 2017]
  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/h_bie.htm [accessed 27 January 2017]
  3. Pucherna, Jiří. Sphingidae Museum Database'.  http://en.sphingidae-museum.com/database/index.php?gen=Hyles&spec=hippophaes&subsp=bienerti [accessed 27 January 2017]
  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. [accessed 27 January 2017]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Hyles hippophaes (Esper, 1789) – Sea Buckthorn Hawkmoth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/hyles-hippophaes, accessed 2024/04/14.