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

Macroglossum divergens Walker, 1856 – Broad-bordered Hummingbird Hawkmoth

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Similar species: Macroglossum sitiene Walker, 1856
Seperated from M. sitiene as follows: first and second discal lines curved but the second line dilated distad posteriorly to vein M1. Abdomen base with two prominent black spots in divergens, which sitiene lacks, and seventh segment of the abdomen with a prominent medial spot.

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. Macroglossa heliophila Boisduval, [1875], in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid. Hétérocères) 1: 354. Type locality: [Indonesia: Maluku,] Halmeira [Halmahera].
  2. Macroglossa fringilla Boisduval, [1875], in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid. Hétérocères) 1: 352. Type locality: [India].
  3. Melichar, T., J. Haxaire, M. Rezác & H. B. Manjunatha. 2018. A field guide to Hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) of the state of Karnataka, India. Published by Ekoloicke centrum Orlov, o.p.s, Orlov 79, 26101 Pribram, Czech Republic. Pg. 74, no. 48. 
  4. https://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/m_hel.htm
  5. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=494954
Note: This species is part of the Macroglossum heliophila complex and Kitching & Cadiou (2000) treat this as Macroglossum divergens heliophila Boisduval, [1875]. white Melichar et al. (2018) treat the South Indian and Sri Lankan populations as Macroglossum divergens Walker, 1856. 

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2022. Macroglossum divergens Walker, 1856 – Broad-bordered 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/358311/Macroglossum-divergens
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