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Vine hawkmoth – LEPIDOPTERA LIBANOTICA

Vine hawkmoth

Hippotion celerio

A large hawkmoth with a wingspan of 70-80 mm, also called the “silver-striped hawk-moth.” This species prefers gardens and flowery grassland. Host plants include arum (Arum spp.) and grapevine (Vitis spp.). This moth flies May through September, and is migratory.

Photographs

Attribution: Denis Barthel (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Angelo Tsirekas (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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