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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Macroglossinae > Hemarini > Cephonodes

Cephonodes hylas (Linnaeus, [1771]) – Coffee Bee Hawkmoth; Pellucid 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
Chhattisgarh
Delhi
Karnataka
Kerala
Maharashtra
Tamil Nadu
Uttarakhand
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. 
References:
  1. http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/c_hyl.htm.
  2. https://www.africanmoths.com/pages/SPHINGIIDAE/MACROGLOSSIDAE/cephonodes%20hylas.htm
  3. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/sphi/hylas.html
  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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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Manoj P. & S. V. Ranade. 2021. 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. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/356481/Cephonodes-hylas
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