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

Theretra boisduvalii (Bugnion, 1839) – Boisduval's 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
Meghalaya
All states
Similiar species:
Theretra sumatrensis and Theretra clotho.

The abdomen in this species has a series of paired black spots, absent in both T. clotho & T. sumatrensis. The abdomen of T. sumatrensis has a dark medial line (maybe indistinct) and T. clotho is unmarked.
Forewing postmedial line that runs from the apex is distinct in T. clotho, broken in T. sumatrensis and this species.
References:
  1. 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_boi.htm [accessed 3 Oct 2015]




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


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Anonymous. 2021. Theretra boisduvalii (Bugnion, 1839) – Boisduval's 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/355312/Theretra-boisduvalii
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