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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Sphinginae > Sphingini > Psilogramma genus-group > Psilogramma

Psilogramma increta (Walker, [1865]) – Plain Grey Hawkmoth

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Arunachal Pradesh
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Psilogramma discistriga best distinguished by the colour of the underside of the abdomen - brownish in discistriga, pure white in increta (Pittaway, A.R. & I.J. Kitching).

List of Psilogramma Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 known from India.
Psilogramma discistriga (Walker, 1856), Assam, Nepal (Arandhara et al., 2017).
Psilogramma increta (Walker, 1865), Assam, Karnataka, Meghalaya (Singh and Kaur, 2017), kerala (Mathew et al., 2018), Punjab (Sood et al., 2006), Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand (Gurule et al., 2013).
Psilogramma menephron (Cramer, 1780), Assam, Goa, Karnataka, Uttarakhand (Singh et al., 2012), Jharkhand (Sambath 2011), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Madhya Pradesh (Chandra et al., 2013), Nagaland (Chakraborthy et al., 2017).
Psilogramma orientalis Brechlin, 2001, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka (Singh et al., 2012).
Psilogramma renneri Eitschberger, 2001, Karnataka (Melichar et al, 2018), Tamil Nadu (Iyer and Kitching 2019).
Psilogramma vates (Butler, 1875), Jharkhand (Sambath, 2014), Karnataka (Melichar et al. 2018), Punjab (Pathiana, Sharma and Gill, 2014), Tamil Nadu (Iyer and Kitching, 2019).
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  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 8 December 2015]
  3. [accessed 11 July 2017] for pre-pupal form of larval stages. 

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Veino, J. , Rakoveine, M. J. & Yuvadeedan. 2022. Psilogramma increta (Walker, [1865]) – Plain Grey 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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