Hippotion balsaminae - Balsam striped hawk

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Hippotion balsaminae
Hippotion balsaminae
Hippotion balsaminae

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa national Park, Mozambique

Species details:

Note: Fairly small Hawk with pale yellowish-brown forewings and more or less distinct dark brown stripes, hindwings more yellowish with a brown band and margin
Distribution: widespread in most of Tropical Africa as far as KwaZulu -Natal, South Africa. Also in Madagascar
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
BalsaminaceaeImpatiens (Food plant)
OnagraceaeLudwigia (Food plant)
Larval food (by plant species):
Literature: africanmoths.com

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Hippotion balsaminae .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=401200, retrieved 14 July 2024

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