Marumba spectabilis (Butler, 1875) - Rosy Swirled Hawkmoth

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Similar species: Marumba saishiuana Okamoto, 1924
Marumba spectabilis (Butler, 1875) is more rufous brown than other species of the genus and much more conspicuously coloured than Marumba dyras, Marumba sperchius and Marumba cristata. Forewing upperside with tornal loop strong, and with more weak and irregular bands than in other species
Marumba spectabilis (Butler, 1875) has forewing underside with a large orange-tawny area filling the anal angle. Hindwing underside with a much smaller, rectangular orange-tawny patch on termen close to the anal angle, this running parallel to the wing margin. In Marumba saishiuana these orange-tawny patches are more irregular, of equal size, and heavily infused with brown. See details at https://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/m_spe.htm

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  1. Inoue, H., R.D. Kennett & I.J. Kitching. 1997. Moths of Thailand, Volume 2: Sphingidae, # 44, page 43, plate 14.
  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/m_spe.htm [accessed 4 Sep 2015]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Marumba spectabilis (Butler, 1875) – Rosy Swirled Hawkmoth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/marumba-spectabilis, accessed 2024/03/01.