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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Macroglossinae > Macroglossini > Choerocampina > Theretra

Theretra clotho (Drury, 1773) – Common Hunter Hawkmoth

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Karnataka
Kerala
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Tamil Nadu
Uttarakhand
All states
Similiar species:
The postmedial line that runs from the apex on the forewing is very distinct in this species. In both Theretra boisduvali and Theretra sumatrensis this line is broken and indistinct.
The abdomen also lacks the medial line present in T. sumatrensis and the paired series of blacks dots of T. boisduvali.
References:
  1. Holloway, J. D. 1987. The Moths of Borneo. Part 3. Superfamily Bombycoidea: families Lasiocampidae, Eupterotidae, Bombycidae, Brahmaeidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-3/sphingidae/sphingidae_30_4.php [accessed 3 Oct 2015]
  2. Kitching, I. Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory. http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/2805 [accessed 3 Oct 2015]
  3. 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.). http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/t_clo.htm [accessed 3 Oct 2015]

Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Macroglossinae > Macroglossini > Choerocampina > Theretra


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Vaidya, A. C. 2021. Theretra clotho (Drury, 1773) – Common Hunter Hawkmoth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/355311/Theretra-clotho
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