Rhagastis castor (Walker, 1856) - Common Mottled Hawkmoth

Taxonomic Information

List of Rhagastis Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 known from India.
Rhagastis acuta (Walker, 1856), Karnataka (Melichar, 2012); Uttarakhand (Sondhi and Sondhi,2016).
Rhagastis albomarginatus (Rothschild, 1894), North Eastern India, Nepal (Pittaway and Kitching, 2020).
Rhagastis castor (Walker, 1856), Assam (Arandhara et al., 2017); Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017), Tamil Nadu.
Rhagastis confusa Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, Himalayan region (Sanyal et al., 2018, Meghalaya, Nepal (Shreshta, 2009).
Rhagastis gloriosa (Butler, 1875), Nepal, West Bengal (Pittaway and Kitching, 2020).
Rhagastis lunata (Rothschild, 1900), Assam, Himalaya (Sanyal et al., 2018).
Rhagastis olivacea (Moore, 1872), Himachal Pradesh, Nepal.
Rhagastis velata (Walker, 1866), Assam, Meghalaya, Nepal, Sikkim (Bortolin et al., 1998).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh162
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur1
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
Total16112
  1. OD: Pergesa aurifera Butler, 1875, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1875: 7. Type locality: [India,] Sikkim.
  2. http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/r_aur.htm  [accessed 16 August 2019]
  3. http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/2469 [accessed 16 August 2019]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Rhagastis castor (Walker, 1856) – Common Mottled 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/rhagastis-castor, accessed 2024/06/14.