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Cephonodes hylas (Linnaeus, [1771]) – Coffee Bee Hawkmoth; Pellucid Hawkmoth

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Himachal Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Cephonodes picus 
which has an apical thorn on its tibia, which hylas lacks. Additionally, underside head and thorax of picus is orange, whereas that of hylas is white/whitish or pale yellow.

List of Cephonodes Hübner, [1819] known from India.
Cephonodes hylas (Linnaeus, 1771). Assam, Karnataka (Ghoparde et al.,(2013)), Kerala (Mathew et al., 2018), Madhya Pradesh (Chandra and Nema, 2007) , Punjab (Pathiana et al., 2014),Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand.
Cephonodes picus (Cramer, 1777), Himalayan region (Sanyal et al.,2018), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Madhya Pradesh (Chandra and Nema, 2007), Punjab (Singh and Kaur,2017), Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand (Sondhi and Sondhi, 2016).
  4. Bell, T.R.D & F. B. Scott. 1937. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 5. Taylor & Francis, London. Sphingidae 537p - 1 folding map - 15 pl. Pg. 247, # 72.     



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Manoj P. & S. V. Ranade. 2022. Cephonodes hylas (Linnaeus, [1771]) – Coffee Bee Hawkmoth; Pellucid 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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