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Macroglossum trochilus (Hübner, [1823])

Самец  (Macroglossum trochilus)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Bombycoidea family Sphingidae subfamily Macroglossinae tribe Macroglossini subtribe Macroglossina genus Macroglossum → species Macroglossum trochilus

Species name(s)

Macroglossum trochilus (Hübner, [1823]) = Psithyros trochilus Hübner, [1823] = fasciatum Wallengren, 1858 = lysithous Boisduval, [1875].


Zoogeographical regions


Самец  (Macroglossum trochilus)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Psithyros trochilus Hübner, [1823]. [9]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.
  • Psithyros fasciatum Wallengren, 1858. [9]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.
  • Psithyros lysithous Boisduval, [1875] = trochilus f. trochioides Butler, 1875. [9]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Just a tiny African relative of our "hummingbird hawk-moth" (Macroglossum stellatarum). . Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


  • Continental Africa and Madagascar. [9]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Larva food plants

  • Larvae develop on plants of the genus Rubia and bedstraw (Galium). [9]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Text data: Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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26.01.2014 15:00, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Ethiopic.

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