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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Theretra silhetensis

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Theretra silhetensis

Theretra silhetensis is known as Brown-Banded Hunter Hawkmoth of the Sphingidae family. It lives in northeast Asia and the East Indies.


The wingspan is 60–72 mm.

Larvae have been recorded feeding on Colocasia antiquorum and Ludwigia species in southern China, Colocasia esculenta in Japan, Ludwigia repens and Boerhavia species in India and numerous other hostplants from elsewhere, including Arum, Caladium, Pistia, Kochia, Ipomoea, Boerhavia, Ludwigia, Rosa and Trapa species.


  • Theretra silhetensis silhetensis (Sri Lanka and southern India as a disjunct population. Northern India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, the Andaman Islands, Thailand, eastern and southern China, Taiwan, central and southern Japan, Malaysia (Peninsular, Sarawak), Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan) and Vietnam)[2]
  • Theretra silhetensis intersecta (Butler, 1876) (from the Philippines south through eastern Indonesia to the Solomon Islands and eastern Australia)


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  2. ^ Pittaway AR; Kitching I. "''Theretra silhetensis silhetensis'' at Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic". Retrieved 2011-10-25. 

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