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Rhodoprasina floralis (Butler, 1876) – Large Olive Hawkmoth

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Arunachal Pradesh
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List of Rhodoprasina Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 known from India.
Rhodoprasina callantha (Jordan, 1929), North Eastern India (Brechlin and Kitching, 1996).
Rhodoprasina floralis (Butler, 1856), North Eastern India, Nepal (Irungbam and Irungbam, 2019).
Rhodoprasina nenulfascia Zhu & Wang, 1997, Arunachal Pradesh (Irungbam and Irungbam, 2019).
  1. Ambulyx floralis Butler, 1876; Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond. 9 (19): 639; TL: Darjeeling. Text at
  2. Kitching, I. & R. Brechlin. 1996. New species of the genera Rhodoprasina Rothschild & Jordan and Acosmeryx Boisduval from Thailand and Vietnam, with a redescription of R. corolla Cadiou & Kitching (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Nachr entomol. Ver. Apollo, N. F. 17 (1): 51-66. 
  3. Irungbam, J.S. and Irungbam, M.J., 2019. Contributions to the knowledge of moths of Bombycoidea Latreille, 1802 (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of Bhutan with new records. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 11(8), pp.14022-14050. 
  4. Sondhi, S. Karmakar, T., Sondhi, Y. & K. Kunte. 2021. Moths of Tale Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India with seventeen additions to the moth fauna of India (Lepidoptera: Heterocera). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(Supplement 2): 1-53. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5062572. Image 492.
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Anonymous. 2022. Rhodoprasina floralis (Butler, 1876) – Large Olive 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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