Hippotion rosetta (Swinhoe, 1892) - Swinhoe's Striated Hawkmoth

Subspecies in India

Reliably separated from Hippotion boerhaviae (Fabricius, 1775) by comparing genitalia.

Taxonomic Information

List of Hippotion Hübner, [1819] known from India.
Hippotion boerhaviae (Fabricius, 1775), Jharkhand (Sambath, 2011), Madhya Pradesh (Chandra et al., 2013), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Punjab (Singh and Kaur,2020), West Bengal (Mishra, 2018).
Hippotion celerio (Linnaeus, 1758), Karnataka (Channi et al., 2017), Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017), Punjab (Pathiana et al., 2014), Uttarakhand (Sondhi and Sondhi 2016), Tamil Nadu (Iyer and Kitching, 2019).
Hippotion echeclus (Boisduval, 1875), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al.,2013), Punjab ( Pathiana et al., 2014).
Hippotion rafflesii (Moore, 1858), Nepal, Karnataka (Melichar, 2012).
Hippotion rosetta (Swinhoe, 1892), Assam (Arandhara et al., 2017), Andhra Pradesh, Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017), Tamil Nadu, (Iyer and Kitching, 2019).
Hippotion velox (Fabricius, 1793), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Kerala (Sondhi et al., 2017), Tamil Nadu (Iyer and Kitching, 2019).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Hippotion boerhaviae (Fabricius, 1775) from which it is reliably separated by genitalia. 
http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/h_boe.htm [accessed 08 March 2019]
 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu112
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1223
Hippotion rosetta (Swinhoe, 1892) – Swinhoe's Striated Hawkmoth: Impatiens balsamina (Balsaminaceae), Vigna unguiculata, Arachis spp. (Fabaceae), Cayratia spp. (Vitaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).
  1. OD: Choerocampa rosetta Swinhoe, 1892. Cat. east. and Aust. Lepid. Heterocera Colln Oxf. Univ. Mus.1: 16. TL: [Indonesia, Maluku,] Ceram [Seram].
  2. http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/h_ros.htm [accessed 08 March 2019]
  3. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/sphi/rosetta.html [accessed 08 March 2019]
  4. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-3/sphingidae/sphingidae_29_5.php [accessed 08 March 2019]
  5. Iyer, G. & I.J. Kitching. 2019. A preliminary study of the hawkmoth diversity (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) of Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(5): 13592–13604.  Pg: 13595; Image 4.   DOI.10.11609/jott.4694.11.5.13592-13604.

Note: Hippotion rafflesii (Moore, [1858]), Hippotion rosetta (Swinhoe, 1892) and Hippotion boerhaviae (Fabricius, 1775) are reliably separated by comparing genitalia.

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Hippotion rosetta (Swinhoe, 1892) – Swinhoe's Striated 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/hippotion-rosetta, accessed 2023/10/03.