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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Macroglossinae > Macroglossini > Choerocampina > Cechetra

Cechetra lineosa (Walker, 1856) – Striped Green Hawkmoth

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
A very variable species with forms that may appear very similiar to the species below:
the thorax is plain, lacking the pale stripe in the middle of the thorax.
C.scotti: the forewings flushed pink basally and the antennae proximally pink, the green costa is very prominent.
C.subangustata: upperside forewings uniformingly green underside greenish tone not an orange tone.

List of Cechetra Zolotuhin & Ryabov, 2012 known from India.
Cechetra lineosa (Walker, 1856), Arunachal Pradesh (Chandra and Sambath 2013), Assam (Arandhara et al., 2017), Punjab (Singh and Kaur 2020).
Cechetra minor (Butler, 1875), Nepal, Northern India (Pittaway and Kitching, 2020).
Cechetra scotti Rothschild, 1920, North West India and Nepal (Rafi et al., 2014).
  1. Kitching, I. Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory. [accessed 3 Oct 2015]
  2. 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.). [accessed 3 Oct 2015]

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Anonymous. 2022. Cechetra lineosa (Walker, 1856) – Striped Green Hawkmoth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.21. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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