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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Macroglossinae > Dilophonotini > Hemarina > Hemaris

Hemaris saundersii (Walker, 1856) – Saunders' Bee Hawkmoth

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Similiar species:
Hemaris Dalman, 1816 species known from India.
Hemaris ducalis (Staudinger, 1887). India (Ladakh). 
Hemaris rubra Hampson, [1893]. India (Kashmir). 
Hemaris saundersi (Walker, 1856). NW Himalaya. 
Hemaris fuciformis (Linnaeus, 1758). NW Himalaya. 

List of Hemaris Dalman, 1816 known from India.
Hemaris deucalis (Staudinger, 1887), Himachal Pradesh (Sindh et al., 2018), Jammu and Kashmir (Smetacek and Kitching, 2012).
Hemaris fuciformis (Linnaeus, 1758), Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand (Kaleka et al., 2015).
Hemaris rubra Hampson, 1893, Kashmir valleys region; Sind and Gurais valleys (Bell & Scott, 1937).
Hemaris saundersii (Walker, 1856), Himachal Pradesh, Southern Kashmir, Uttaranchal (Pittaway, 2013).
  1. OD: Sesia saundersi Walker, 1856. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 8: 83; TL: Northern India. Text at
  2. Bell, T.R.D & F. B. Scott. 1937. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 5. Taylor & Francis, London. Sphingidae 537pp - 1 folding map - 15 pl. Pg. 241, 243, #70. As Haemorrhagia saundersi.

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Anonymous. 2022. Hemaris saundersii (Walker, 1856) – Saunders' Bee 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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