Dasysphecia bombyliformis (Rothschild, 1911) -

Subspecies in India


 

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Dasysphecia bombyliformis -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh2
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 Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total2
  1. Arita & Kallies in Kallies & Arita, 2005; Kallies & Arita, 2005
    Systematic position of the genus Dasysphecia (Lepidoptera, Sesiidae, Cissuvorini) with descriptions of two new bumble bee mimicking species from northern Vietnam Trans. lepid. Soc. Japan 56 (2): 85-92
  2. Pühringer, F. & Kallies. http://www.sesiidae.net/Checklst.htm [accessed 13 Sep 2016]
  3. Rothschild, 1911. New Aegeriidae. Novitates Zoologicae. v.18. Pg. 45. Pictured in v.19 (1912) plate 4. fg.30
  4. Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2007. BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (website). http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=452203 [accessed 13 Sep 2016]

Other Notes

A clearwing moth mimicking a bumble bee or perhaps the Hornet Vespa tropica. I mistook the same for a bee/hornet till Geetha Iyer pointed out that it may be a Sesiid. Ian Kitching confirms that the Natural History Museum, London has only two specimens including the holotype. Type locality is in the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya collected in June 1895, described by Rothschild in 1911.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Dasysphecia bombyliformis (Rothschild, 1911) – . 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/dasysphecia-bombyliformis, accessed 2024/04/14.