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

Theretra alecto (Linnaeus, 1758) – Levant 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
Delhi
Madhya Pradesh
Manipur
Meghalaya
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Theretra suffusa has a broad pale stripe along the centre of the thorax and abdomen.
References:
  1. Holloway, J. D. 1987. The Moths of Borneo. Part 3. Superfamily Bombycoidea: families Lasiocampidae, Eupterotidae, Bombycidae, Brahmaeidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-3/sphingidae/sphingidae_30_6.php [accessed 27 January 2017]
  2. Inoue, H., R.D. Kennett & I.J. Kitching. 1997. Moths of Thailand, Volume 2: Sphingidae, pg 113, Plate 33/152.
  3. Pittaway, A.R. (2017). Sphingidae of the Western Palaearctic (including Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, western Siberia and western Central Asia). http://tpittaway.tripod.com/sphinx/t_ale.htm [accessed 27 January 2017]
  4. Wikipedia contributors. Theretra alecto [Internet]. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia; 2016 Sep 17, 20:47 UTC [cited 2017 Jan 27]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Theretra_alecto&oldid=739906559.

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Anonymous. 2021. Theretra alecto (Linnaeus, 1758) – Levant 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/355949/Theretra-alecto
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