Daphnis hypothous (Cramer, 1780) - Jade Hawkmoth

Taxonomic Information

List of Daphnis Hubner [1819] known from India.
Daphnis hypothous (Cramer, 1780). Jharkhand (Singh and Navneet, 2016), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Assam, Nepal (Amritpal et al., 2015).
Daphnis layardii Moore, 1882. India (Hampson, 1892); Sri Lanka.
Daphnis minima Butler, 1977. Karnataka (Kitching, 2020).
Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus, 1758). Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Punjab (Amritpal et al., 2015).
Daphnis placida (Walker, 1856). Andaman and Nicobar islands (Chandra and Rajan, 2004).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Daphnis hypothous has a white spot at the forewing apex; head and collar uniformly dark purple-brown, thorax and first two abdominal segments dark green, separating it from D. nerii.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka112
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total111132
Daphnis hypothous (Cramer, 1780) – Jade Hawkmoth: Cinchona spp., Guettarda spp., Ixora spp., Uncaria spp. (Rubiaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).
  1. Kitching, I. Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory. http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/825 [accessed 13 January 2015]
  2. Pittaway, A.R. & I.J. Kitching. Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic (including Siberia, the Russian Far East, Mongolia, China, Taiwan, the Korean Peninsula and Japan.). http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/d_hyp.htm [accessed 13 January 2015]
  3. Iyer, G. & I.J. Kitching. 2019. A preliminary study of the hawkmoth diversity (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) of Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(5): 13592–13604.   Pg:13598; Image 12.   DOI.10.11609/jott.4694.11.5.13592-13604.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Daphnis hypothous (Cramer, 1780) – Jade Hawkmoth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/daphnis-hypothous, accessed 2024/07/18.