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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Macroglossinae > Macroglossini > Choerocampina > Rhagastis

Rhagastis castor (Walker, 1856)

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List of Rhagastis Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 known from India.
Rhagastis acuta (Walker, 1856), Karnataka (Melichar, 2012); Uttarakhand (Sondhi and Sondhi,2016).
Rhagastis albomarginatus (Rothschild, 1894), North Eastern India, Nepal (Pittaway and Kitching, 2020).
Rhagastis castor (Walker, 1856), Asssam (Arandhara et al., 2017); Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017).
Rhagastis confusa Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, Himalayan region (Sanyal et al., 2018, Meghalaya, Nepal (Shreshta, 2009).
Rhagastis gloriosa (Butler, 1875), Nepal, West Bengal (Pittaway and Kitching, 2020).
Rhagastis lunata (Rothschild, 1900), Assam, Himalaya (Sanyal et al., 2018).
Rhagastis olivacea (Moore, 1872), Himachal Pradesh, Nepal.
Rhagastis velata (Walker, 1866), Assam, Meghalaya, Nepal, Sikkim (Bortolin et al., 1998).
References:
  1. OD: Pergesa aurifera Butler, 1875, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1875: 7. Type locality: [India,] Sikkim.
  2. http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/r_aur.htm  [accessed 16 August 2019]
  3. http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/2469 [accessed 16 August 2019]

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Anonymous. 2022. Rhagastis castor (Walker, 1856). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/356816/Rhagastis-castor
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