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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Macroglossinae > Macroglossini > Macroglossina > Macroglossum

Macroglossum nycteris Kollar, 1844 – Himalayan Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Indian and global distribution:
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Himachal Pradesh
Uttarakhand
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List of Macroglossum Scopoli, 1777 known from India.
Macroglossum affictitia (Butler, 1875), Goa (Eitschberger, 2009), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013).
Macroglossum aquila (Boisduval, 1875), Kerala (Krishnan, 2016), North India (Eitschberger, 2010).
Macroglossum assimilis (Swainson, 1821), Karnataka (Melichar, 2012), Tamil Nadu (Iyer and Kitching, 2019), Punjab (Pathiana et al., 2014).
Macroglossum belis (Linnaeus, 1758), Karnataka (Mishra et al 2016), Kerala (Mathew et al., 2018), Tamil Nadu (Iyer and Kitching, 2019), Jharkhand (Navneet, 2016).
Macroglossum bifasciata (Butler, 1875), South India (Kitching, 2020), Himalaya region (Sanyal et al., 2018).
Macroglossum bombylans Boisduval, [1875], Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Uttarakhand (Smetacek and Smetacek, 2011).
Macroglossum corythus Walker, 1856, North East India, Andaman (Kendrick, 2010).
Macroglossum divergens Walker, 1856, Sikkim (Pittaway and Kitching, 2020).
Macroglossum faro (Cramer, 1780), South India (Kendrick, 2010).
Macroglossum glaucoptera Butler, 1875, West Bengal (Shah et al., 2016).
Macroglossum gyrans (Walker, 1856), Karnataka, (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Tamil Nadu (Iyer and Kitching, 2019), Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh Manipur, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland (Subhlakshmi et al., 2011).
Macroglossum hemichroma Butler, 1875, North East India (Pittaway and Kitching, 2020).
Macroglossum mitchelli imperator Butler, 1875, Himalayas (Sinu et al., 2011).
Macroglossum neotroglodytus Kitching & Cadiou, 2000, Southern and Eastern India (Kendrick, 2010).
Macroglossum nycteris (Kollar,1844), Punjab, Uttarakhand (Pathiana et al., 2014).
Macroglossum obscura Butler, 1875, Himalayan region (Sanyal et al., 2018).
Macroglossum particolor Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Maharashtra (Subhalakshmi et al., 2011).
Macroglossum passalus (Drury, 1773), India (Pittaway and Kitching, 2020).
Macroglossum prometheus Boisduval, 1875, Southern India (Pittaway and kitching, 2013).
Macroglossum pyrrhosticta Butler, 1875, Assam (Arandhara et al., 2017).
Macroglossum regulus (Boisduval,1875), Himalayan region (Sanyal et al., 2018), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013).
Macroglossum saga Butler, 1878, North India, Nepal (Kendrick, 2010).
Macroglossum semifasciata Hampson, (1893), North Eastern India (Pittaway and Kitching, 2020).
Macroglossum sitiene Walker, 1856, Asssam (Arandhara et al., 2017), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013).
Macroglossum stellatarum (Linnaeus, 1758), Himalayas (Sinu et al., 2011).
Macroglossum troglodytus Boisduval, (1875), Himalayas (Sanyal et al., 2018) Karnataka (Melichar, 2012).
Macroglossum vacillans Walker, 1865, Himalayan region (Bell and Scott, 1937).
Macroglossum variegatum Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, Kerala (Kulloli and Srikala, 2009), North Eastern India (Pittaway and Kitching, 2020).
Macroglossum vicinum Jordan, 1923, Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013).
References:
  1. OD: Macroglossa nycteris Kollar, 1844. In: Kollar & Redtenbacher, in Hügel, Kaschmir und das Reich der Siek 4(2): 458. TL: [India, Uttar Pradesh,] Massuri [Mussoorie].
  2. http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/m_nyc.htm [accessed 28 November 2019]
  3. http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/1589 [accessed 28 November 2019]

 

 

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Anonymous. 2022. Macroglossum nycteris Kollar, 1844 – Himalayan Hummingbird Hawkmoth. 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/356942/Macroglossum-nycteris
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