Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Swinhoe's striated hawkmoth
Hippotion rosetta (Swinhoe, 1892)

Family: Sphingidae
Identification: The adult moths have striped uniformly brown forewings, and red hindwings, each with a brown marginal band extending just past the wingtips. The thorax is dark brown with wide pale dorsal stripe. The abdomen is a uniform pale brown.
Wing Span: 6 cm
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: Various plants in the plant families NEPENTHACEAE and RUBIACEAE,
Adult Food:
Range: It is found from southern Pakistan, India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka, east across Thailand, southern China and Taiwan to southern Japan (the Ryukyu Archipelago) and the Philippines, then south across south-east Asia to the Andaman Islands, eastern Indonesia, the Solomon Islands and the Torres Strait of New Guinea.
Management Needs:
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