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

Hyles hippophaes (Esper, 1789) – Sea Buckthorn Hawkmoth

Indian and global distribution:
Known from India only by a single specimen collected by Avinov in 1912 from Panomik, Nubro, Ladakh (=Panamik, Nubra Valley, Ladakh), housed in the BMNH (Smetacek & Kitching, 2012). Records bk334-336 represent the first sighting from India after 105 years.
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Himachal Pradesh
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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Anonymous. 2022. Hyles hippophaes (Esper, 1789) – Sea Buckthorn 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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