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Spurge hawkmoth – LEPIDOPTERA LIBANOTICA

Spurge hawkmoth

Hyles euphorbiae

A larger hawkmoth with a wingspan of 60-70 mm. The spurge is found in many types of habitats, such as urban places, gardens, hedges, woodland, grassland. As the name suggests, the primary host plants are species of spurge (Euphorbia spp.). This moth flies May through September.

Photographs

Attribution: jean-pierre Hamon (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Joan Carles Hinojosa Galisteo (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Daniel Schwen (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Lilly M (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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