Hippotion osiris - Large striped hawk

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Hippotion osiris

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park

Species details:

Notes: Larger than the similar Hippotion celerio but easily distinguished by the black bars on the sides of the abdomen
Distribution: From West and Central Africa to the Cape in South Africa; also in Madagascar and the Seychelles
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
BalsaminaceaeImpatiens (Food plant)
Related plant species:
VitaceaeCissus cornifolia (Food plant)
VitaceaeCissus integrifolia (Food plant)
VitaceaeCissus quadrangularis (Food plant)
VitaceaeCissus rotundifolia (Food plant)
Literature: africanmoths.com

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Hippotion osiris .
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400690, retrieved 23 October 2017

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