Hippotion celerio (Linnaeus, 1758) - Vine Hawkmoth; Silver-striped Hawkmoth

Taxonomic Information

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).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh12
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi11
Goa
Gujarat21221
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh111
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka111
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra1211
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1921
West Bengal1
Total2134104325513

Hippotion celerio (Linnaeus, 1758) – Vine Hawkmoth; Silver-striped HawkmothBeta vulgaris (Amaranthaceae),Rumex vesicarius (Polygonaceae), Impatiens sp. (Balsaminaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010), Vitis sp. (Viticeae) Sondhi, S., Sankararaman, H. & Bhavanarayani, R. (2021) in Sondhi et al. (2021).

  1. Allen, M. 1993. Marvelous Moths of Nepal pg 42, pl 27 f, # 90
  2. Gurule, S & S. M. Nikam. 2013. The moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of northern Maharashtra: a preliminary checklist. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(12): 4693–4713; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2555.4693-713 Image 62
  3. Inoue, H., R.D. Kennett & I.J. Kitching. 1997. Moths of Thailand, Volume 2: Sphingidae, # 143, pl 32.
  4. 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:13595;  Image 3.   DOI.10.11609/jott.4694.11.5.13592-13604.
  5. Kitching, I. Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory. http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/1223 [accessed 13 Sep 2016]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Hippotion celerio (Linnaeus, 1758) – Vine Hawkmoth; Silver-striped 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/hippotion-celerio, accessed 2024/05/28.