Rhodoprasina floralis (Butler, 1876) - Large Olive Hawkmoth

Taxonomic Information

Rhodoprasina Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 species known from India. 
Rhodoprasina callantha Jordan, 1929. India: Meghalaya (Shillong); Nepal; Bhutan; Myanmar. 
Rhodoprasina floralis (Butler, 1876). India: West Bengal (TL: Darjeeling), Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal. 
Rhodoprasina nenulfascia Zhu & Wang, 1997. India: Arunachal Pradesh; Bhutan (TL). 

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Rhodoprasina floralis (Butler, 1876) – Large Olive Hawkmoth: Acer campbellii (Sapindaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 
  1. Ambulyx floralis Butler, 1876. Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond. 9 (19): 639; TL: Darjeeling. Text at https://archive.org/details/transactionsofzo09lond/page/639/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Kitching, I. & R. Brechlin. 1996. New species of the genera Rhodoprasina Rothschild & Jordan and Acosmeryx Boisduval from Thailand and Vietnam, with a redescription of R. corolla Cadiou & Kitching (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Nachr entomol. Ver. Apollo, N. F. 17 (1): 51-66. 
  3. Irungbam, J.S. and Irungbam, M.J., 2019. Contributions to the knowledge of moths of Bombycoidea Latreille, 1802 (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of Bhutan with new records. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 11(8), pp.14022-14050. 
  4. Sondhi, S. Karmakar, T., Sondhi, Y. & K. Kunte. 2021. Moths of Tale Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India with seventeen additions to the moth fauna of India (Lepidoptera: Heterocera). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(Supplement 2): 1-53. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5062572. Image 492.
  5. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=75261 [accessed 17 July 2021]
  6. http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/2500  [accessed 17 July 2021]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Rhodoprasina floralis (Butler, 1876) – Large Olive 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/rhodoprasina-floralis, accessed 2024/07/18.