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Hemaris tityus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Hemaris tityus)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Bombycoidea family Sphingidae subfamily Macroglossinae tribe Dilophonotini subtribe Hemarina genus Hemaris → species Hemaris tityus

Species name(s)

Hemaris tityus (Linnaeus, 1758) = Sphinx tityus Linnaeus, 1758 = fuciformis (Poda, 1761) = Sphinx bombyliformis Linnaeus, 1758 = Sphinx musca Retzius, 1783 = Macroglossa scabiosae Zeller, 1869 = Macroglossa knautiae Zeller, 1869 = Haemorrhagia tityus alaiana Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 = reducta (Closs, 1917) = ferrugineus (Stepha, 1924) = flavescens Cockayne, 1953 = karaugomica (Wojtusiak & Niesiozowksi, 1946) = saldaitisi Eitschberger, Danner & Surholt, 1998 = Hemaris (Mandarina) alaiana.

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky*; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.

Primary colors

Orange, Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black.

Имаго  (Hemaris tityus)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Skabiozovy hobotnik similar to the shmelevidnym (Hemaris fuciformis), but differs in that the medial cell forewing vein is not split. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad (?) Krasnoyarsk, Prealtay, Mid-Volzhsky , Tuva, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Latvia , Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland)Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, Northern Ireland, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Lifestyle is also similar to that of zhimolostevogo hawk (hobotnika shmelevidnogo), as well as appearance. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Scabiosa, Succisa pratensis, Knautia arvensis, Galium verum, Lonicera xylosteum, Symphoricarpos rivularis. [28]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Caterpillar is also similar to the larva hobotnika shmelevidnogo. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Hemaris tityus


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vitaly Gumenuk, Yury Sokolkov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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