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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Macroglossinae > Macroglossini > Choerocampina > Hippotion

Hippotion boerhaviae (Fabricius, 1775) – Pale Striated Hawkmoth

Reliably separated from Hippotion rosetta (Swinhoe, 1892) by comparing genitalia.
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Tamil Nadu
All states
Similiar species:
Hippotion rosetta (Swinhoe, 1892)
Reliably separated from Hippotion boerhaviae (Fabricius, 1775) by comparing genitalia.

List of Hippotion Hübner, [1819] known from India.
Hippotion boerhaviae (Fabricius, 1775), Jharkhand (Sambath, 2011), Madhya Pradesh (Chandra et al., 2013), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Punjab (Singh and Kaur,2020), West Bengal (Mishra, 2018).
Hippotion celerio (Linnaeus, 1758), Karnataka (Channi et al., 2017), Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017), Punjab (Pathiana et al., 2014), Uttarakhand (Sondhi and Sondhi 2016), Tamil Nadu (Iyer and Kitching, 2019).
Hippotion echeclus (Boisduval, 1875), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al.,2013), Punjab ( Pathiana et al., 2014).
Hippotion rafflesii (Moore, 1858), Nepal, Karnataka (Melichar, 2012).
Hippotion rosetta (Swinhoe, 1892), Assam (Arandhara et al., 2017), Andhra Pradesh, Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017), Tamil Nadu, (Iyer and Kitching, 2019).
Hippotion velox (Fabricius, 1793), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017), Tamil Nadu (Iyer and Kitching, 2019).
  1. Sphinx boerhaviae Fabricius, 1775. Syst. Ent., p. 542
Note: Hippotion rafflesii (Moore, [1858]), Hippotion rosetta (Swinhoe, 1892) and Hippotion boerhaviae (Fabricius, 1775) are reliably separated by comparing genitalia.

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Anonymous. 2022. Hippotion boerhaviae (Fabricius, 1775) – Pale Striated 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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