Macroglossum neotroglodytus Kitching & Cadiou, 2000 - Purple Dwarf Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Taxonomic Information

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).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam2
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total2

Macroglossum neotroglodytus Kitching & Cadiou, 2000 – Purple Dwarf Hummingbird HawkmothHedyotis scandens, Hedyotis uncinella (Rubiaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/m_neo.htm [accessed 08 September 2017]
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macroglossum_neotroglodytus
  3. http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/1585 [accessed 08 September 2017]
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Macroglossum neotroglodytus Kitching & Cadiou, 2000 – Purple Dwarf Hummingbird Hawkmoth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.63. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/macroglossum-neotroglodytus, accessed 2023/12/11.