Cephonodes picus (Cramer, [1777]) - Green Bumble-bee Hawkmoth

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Cephonodes hylas is very similar species to Cephonodes picus, which lacks apical thorn on its tibia, which picus has. Additionally, underside head and thorax of picus is orange, whereas that of hylas is white/whitish or pale yellow. 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra11
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu113
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total11141

Cephonodes picus (Cramer, [1777]) – Green Bumble-bee Hawkmoth: Coffea sp.Haldina cordifolia, Hymenodictyon obovatum, Hymenodictyon orixense, Mitragyna diversifolia, Mitragyna parvifolia, Catunaregam spinosa (Rubiaceae),Tectona grandis (Lamiaceae), Xylia xylocarpa (Fabaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Sphinx picus Cramer, [1777]. Uitl. Kapellen 2 (9-16): 38, pl. 148, f. B
  2. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-3/sphingidae/sphingidae_17_1.php
  3. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/sphi/picus.html [accessed 21 August 2018]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Cephonodes picus (Cramer, [1777]) – Green Bumble-bee 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/cephonodes-picus, accessed 2024/03/02.