Marumba dyras (Walker, 1856) - Dull Swirled Hawkmoth

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Forewings vary from earthen-brown to pale grey with brown markings. In most distal double line(s) the external one is much heavier than the proximal one; the former stops mostly at Cu1, but occasionally continues beyond, curving basad and ending at the marginal spot; the inner line encircles the spot Cu2, its posterior portion often very faint; there is sometimes a chocolate-coloured area along outer margin. Hindwing reddish to yellowish, with fuscous base and large anal spot. Tongue with fringe. Pilifer with brush of bristles. Antenna one-third length of forewing in male, a little shorter in female (Bell & Scott, 1937). Notes from https://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/m_dyr.htm

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh121
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka11
Kerala11
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra4243
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura2
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total6441553

Marumba dyras (Walker, 1856) – Dull Swirled Hawkmoth: Bombax ceiba, Microcos tomentosa, Helicteres isora, Kydia calycina, Sterculia villosa (Malvaceae), Sapindus trifoliatus, Schleichera trijuga (Sapindaceae), Tectona grandis (Lamiaceae)(Robinson et al.2010).

  1. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. Moths 1. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig, pg. 69,#91, fg.4
  2. Kitching, I. Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory. Website accessed July 2015
  3. 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.). Website accessed July 2015.
  4. Iyer, G. & 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 13600; Image 19.   DOI.10.11609/jott.4694.11.5.13592-13604.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Marumba dyras (Walker, 1856) – Dull Swirled 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/marumba-dyras, accessed 2024/04/14.