Nephele hespera (Fabricius, 1775) - Crepuscular Hawkmoth

Taxonomic Information

List of Nephele Hübner, [1819] known from India.
Nephele comma Hopffer, 1857, India (Pittaway and Kitching, 2013).
Nephele hespera (Fabricius, 1775), Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Srinagar Uttarakhand (Singh and Kaur, 2012).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi112
Goa
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka2
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh11
Maharashtra1142
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu21
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand211211
West Bengal1
Total13333722541

Nephele hespera (Fabricius, 1775) – Crepuscular HawkmothCarissa carandas (Apocynaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Kitching, I. Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory. http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/2006
    [accessed 28 Oct 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/n_hes.htm [accessed 28 Oct 2015]

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Nephele hespera (Fabricius, 1775) – Crepuscular 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/nephele-hespera, accessed 2023/12/11.