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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Smerinthinae > Ambulycini > Ambulyx

Ambulyx moorei Moore, [1858] – Cinnamon Gliding Hawkmoth

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Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
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List of Ambulyx Westwood, 1847 known from India.
Ambulyx aglaia Jordan, 1923, Karnataka (Melichar et al., 2018).
Ambulyx auripennis Moore, 1879, India (Pittaway and Kitching, 2013).
Ambulyx belli (Jordan, 1923), Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013).
Ambulyx canescens (Walker, 1864), India (Bell and Scott, 1937).
Ambulyx interplacida Brechlin, 2006, Himalayan region (Sanyal et al., 2018).
Ambulyx lahora Bultler, 1875, North West India (Rafi et al., 2014).
Ambulyx liturata Butler, 1875, Assam, Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim (Kitching, 2020).
Ambulyx maculifera (Walker, 1866), Arunachal Pradesh.
Ambulyx matti (Jordan, 1923), Jharkhand (Singh and Ranjan, 2016), North West India, Nepal (Rafi et al., 2014), Sikkim (Kitching, I.J. 2020).
Ambulyx moorei (Moore,1858), Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, (Kaleka et al., 2017), Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017).
Ambulyx ochracea Butler, 1885, Meghalaya (Bortolin et al., 1998).
Ambulyx placida (Moore, 1888), Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir (Ganai et al., 2020), Nepal (Inoue, 1992).
Ambulyx pryeri (Distant, 1887), Tripura (Chakraborty et al., 2018).
Ambulyx sericeipennis (Butler, 1875), Assam, Meghalaya, Nepal, Sikkim (Rafi et al., 2014).
Ambulyx siamensis Inoue, 1991, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab (Pathiana et al., 2014).
Ambulyx substrigilis (Westwood, 1848), Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Karnataka (Kaleka t al., 2017) Assam (Arandhara et al.,2017), Jharkhand (Sambath, 2011), Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017), Maharashtra. Southern India (Subhalakshmi et al., 2011).
Ambulyx tobii (Inoue, 1976), Sikkim (Khan and Raina, 2017).
  1. Ambulyx moorei Moore, [1858]. In: Horsfield & Moore, Cat. Lepid. Ins. Mus. East India Company 1: 266. Type locality: [Indonesia,] Java [Jawa].
  2. Ambulyx subocellata R. Felder, [1874]. In: Felder, Felder & Rogenhofer, Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (Zool.) 2 (Abt. 2): pl. 76, fig. 3. Type locality: [Indonesia,] Java [Jawa]. As a synonym. 
  3. Allen, M. 1993. Marvelous Moths of Nepal. Pg 17, pl 7 (as Ambulyx subocellata)
  4. Bell, T.R.D & F. B. Scott. 1937. Moths. Vol. 5. Sphingidae 537p - 1 folding map - 15 pl. Pg 136, # 28 as Oxyambulyx subocellata
  5. Inoue, H., R.D. Kennett & I.J. Kitching. 1997. Moths of Thailand, Volume 2: Sphingidae. Pg 35, # 32, pl 9/32.
  6. 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 August 2015 Ambulyx moorei.

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Anonymous. 2022. Ambulyx moorei Moore, [1858] – Cinnamon Gliding 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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