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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Sphinginae > Sphingini > Acherontiina > Acherontia

Acherontia lachesis (Fabricius, 1798) – Greater Death’s Head Hawkmoth

Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Karnataka
Kerala
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Meghalaya
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Uttarakhand
All states
Similiar species:
List of Acherontia [Laspeyres], 1809 known from India.
Acherontia Lachesis (Fabricius, 1798), Throughout India (Subhalakshmi et al., 2020).
Acherontia styx (Westwood, 1847), Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andaman (Subhalakshmi et al., 2011).
References:
  1. OD: Sphinx lachesis Fabricius, 1798. Suppl. Ent. Syst.: 434. Type locality: "India orientali".
  2. Pittaway, A.R.  & I.J. Kitching. Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic. Website accesed June 2015.

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Manoj P. & Sankararaman, H. 2022. Acherontia lachesis (Fabricius, 1798) – Greater Death’s Head Hawkmoth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/27611/Acherontia-lachesis
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