Marumba sperchius (Ménétriés, 1857) - Large Swirled Hawkmoth

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Similar to Marumba juvencus (EL), but the lines of the forewing and the ground colour of the hindwing are more reddish and the lines on either side of the weak discal spot hardly converge, whereas they converge distinctly in M. juvencus. Forewing underside with tornus suffused with rufous; unlike situation in M. juvencus and M. tigrina (EL) the apex is not dark brown. Hindwing underside with lines much less sinuous than in M. juvencus and M. tigrina
From https://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/m_spr.htm

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh14
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh2
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland11
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
Total163

Marumba sperchius (Ménétriés, 1857) – Large Swirled Hawkmoth: Quercus griffithii, Quercus incana, Quercus serrata (Fagaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Smerinthus sperchius Ménétriés, 1857. Enumeratio Corporum Anim. Mus. imp. Acad. Sci. Petropolitanae (Ins. Lepid.) 2 (Lepid. Heterocera): 137. Type locality: Japan. 
  2. Inoue, H., R.D. Kennett & I.J. Kitching. 1997. Moths of Thailand, Volume 2: Sphingidae. Pl. 16/49.
  3. http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/1882  [accessed 07 January 2019]
  4. http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/m_spr.htm  [accessed 07 January 2019]
  5. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-3/sphingidae/sphingidae_10_2.php

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Marumba sperchius (Ménétriés, 1857) – Large Swirled 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/marumba-sperchius, accessed 2024/07/21.