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Marumba cristata (Butler, 1875) – Common Striped Hawkmoth

Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag
All states
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List of Marumba Moore, known from India.
Marumba cristata (Butler, 1875), Himachal Pradesh (Smetacek, 2004), Karnataka (Melicharetal.,2012), Punjab (Pathiana et al., 2014), Sikkim (Raina and Khan, 2017).
Marumba dyras (Walker, 1856), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Punjab (Pathiana et al., 2014), Tamil Nadu (Iyer and Kitching, 2019).
Marumba gaschkewitschii irata (Joicey and Kaye, 1917), Himalayan region (Sanyal et al., 2018).
Marumba indicus (Walker, 1856), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Maharashtra (Subhalakshmi et al., 2011).
Marumba irata Joicey & Kaye, 1917, Manipur, Nagaland (Vaidya et al., 2015).
Marumba juvencus (Rothschild & Jordan, 1912), Jammu and Kashmir (Ganai et al., 2020).
Marumba nympha Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013),Kerala (Mathew et al., 2018), Maharashtra (Subhalakshmi et al., 2011),Tamil Nadu (Iyer and Kitching, 2019).
Marumba poliotis Hampson, 1911, Karnataka (Kitching, I.J. 2020), Maharashtra (Subhalakshmi et al., 2011).
Marumba saishiuana Okamoto, 1924, Nagaland (Kitching et al. (2017).
Marumba sperchius (Ménétriés, 1857), Uttarakhand (Sondhi and Sondhi, 2016), Nepal.
  1. OD: Triptogon cristata Butler, 1875. Descriptions of new species of Sphingidae. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1875: 238-261. Text at
  2. Marumba cristata in Rothschild L. & Jordan K, 1903. A revision of the Lepidopterous family Sphingidae. Novitates zoologicae. Vol. 9 (suppl.), 813pp.
  3. Bell, T.R.D & F. B. Scott. 1937. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 5. Taylor & Francis, London. Sphingidae. 537pp. Pg. 178, #40 for Marumba cristata cristata
  4. 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.).

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Anonymous. 2022. Marumba cristata (Butler, 1875) – Common Striped Hawkmoth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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