Cechetra minor (Butler, 1875) - Lesser Green Hawkmoth

Taxonomic Information

List of Cechetra Zolotuhin & Ryabov, 2012 known from India.
Cechetra bryki Ivshin & Krutov, 2018. India: Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal (TL). 
Cechetra lineosa (Walker, 1856). India: Arunachal Pradesh (Chandra and Sambath 2013), Assam (Arandhara et al., 2017), Punjab (Singh and Kaur 2020).
Cechetra minor (Butler, 1875). Nepal; Northern India (Pittaway and Kitching, 2020).
Cechetra scotti Rothschild, 1920. North West India; Nepal (Rafi et al., 2014).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Similar to Cechetra lineosa, easily separated by the thorax which in lineosa has a pale stripe in the middle.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh11
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
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total11
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  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/c_min.htm [accessed 3 Oct 2015]

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Cechetra minor (Butler, 1875) – Lesser Green Hawkmoth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.60. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/cechetra-minor, accessed 2023/10/04.