Hippotion osiris - Large striped hawk

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Hippotion osiris

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

Species details:

Note: 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)
Literature: africanmoths.com

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Hippotion osiris .
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400690, retrieved 19 August 2017

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