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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Macroglossinae > Macroglossini > Choerocampina > Hyles

Hyles gallii (von Rottemburg, 1775) – Bedstraw Hawkmoth

Indian and global distribution:
First reported by Smetacek & Kitching (2012) from Tagalang Pass, Ladakh from previously unreported specimens in BMNH.
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Jammu and Kashmir
All states
Similiar species:
List of Hyles Hübner, [1819] known from India.
Hyles euphorbiae (Linnaeus, 1758), Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh (Kitching and Smetacek, 2012), Punjab (Pathiana et al., 2006), Karnataka (Melichar, 2012).
Hyles gallii (von Rottemburg, 1775), Himachal Pradesh (Sidhu and Kubendran, 2018), Jammu and Kashmir (Bell and Scott, 1937).
Hyles hippophaes (Esper, 1789), Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir (Sidhu and Kubendran, 2018).
Hyles livornica (Esper, 1779), Himachal Pradesh (Sidhu and Kubendran,2018), Karnataka (Melichar, 2012), Punjab (Pathiana et al., 2014).
Hyles nervosa (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903), Himachal Pradesh (Sidhu and Kubendran, 2018).
Hyles Nicaea (Prunner, 1798), Jammu and Kashmir.
Hyles robertsi (Butler, 1880), Jammu and Kashmir (Dar et al., 2020).
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Ali, A. 2022. Hyles gallii (von Rottemburg, 1775) – Bedstraw 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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