Hippotion rosetta

Hippotion rosetta, or Swinhoe's striated hawkmoth, is a sphingid moth of the family Sphingidae. The species was first described by Charles Swinhoe in 1892.[1]

Hippotion rosetta
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Hippotion
Species:
H. rosetta
Binomial name
Hippotion rosetta
(C. Swinhoe, 1892)
Synonyms
  • Choerocampa rosetta C. Swinhoe, 1892
  • Hippotion depictum Dupont, 1941

DistributionEdit

It is found from southern Pakistan, India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka, east across Thailand, southern China and Taiwan to southern Japan (the Ryukyu Archipelago) and the Philippines, then south across south-east Asia to the Andaman Islands, eastern Indonesia, the Solomon Islands and the Torres Strait of New Guinea.

DescriptionEdit

BiologyEdit

There are several generations per year in Hong Kong, with adults on wing from March to November, with peaks in late March, May and early October.

Larvae have been recorded on Borreria, Morinda citrifolia and Morinda umbellata, as well as Pentas lanceolata.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on October 20, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  • Pinhey, E. (1962). Hawk Moths of Central and Southern Africa. Longmans Southern Africa, Cape Town.

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