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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Macroglossinae > Macroglossini > Choerocampina > Hippotion

Hippotion celerio (Linnaeus, 1758) – Vine Hawkmoth; Silver-striped Hawkmoth

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
All states
Similiar species:
List of Hippotion Hübner, [1819] known from India.
Hippotion boerhaviae (Fabricius, 1775), Jharkhand (Sambath, 2011), Madhya Pradesh (Chandra et al., 2013), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Punjab (Singh and Kaur,2020), West Bengal (Mishra, 2018).
Hippotion celerio (Linnaeus, 1758), Karnataka (Channi et al., 2017), Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017), Punjab (Pathiana et al., 2014), Uttarakhand (Sondhi and Sondhi 2016), Tamil Nadu (Iyer and Kitching, 2019).
Hippotion echeclus (Boisduval, 1875), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al.,2013), Punjab ( Pathiana et al., 2014).
Hippotion rafflesii (Moore, 1858), Nepal, Karnataka (Melichar, 2012).
Hippotion rosetta (Swinhoe, 1892), Assam (Arandhara et al., 2017), Andhra Pradesh, Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017), Tamil Nadu, (Iyer and Kitching, 2019).
Hippotion velox (Fabricius, 1793), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017), Tamil Nadu (Iyer and Kitching, 2019).
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  2. Gurule, S & S. M. Nikam. 2013. The moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of northern Maharashtra: a preliminary checklist. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(12): 4693–4713; Image 62
  3. Inoue, H., R.D. Kennett & I.J. Kitching. 1997. Moths of Thailand, Volume 2: Sphingidae, # 143, pl 32.
  4. Kitching, I. Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory. [accessed 13 Sep 2016]

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Sondhi, S., Sankararaman, H. & Bhavanarayani, R. 2022. Hippotion celerio (Linnaeus, 1758) – Vine Hawkmoth; Silver-striped 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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