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Hyles nicaea (de Prunner, 1798)

Имаго  (Hyles nicaea)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Bombycoidea family Sphingidae subfamily Macroglossinae tribe Macroglossini subtribe Choerocampina genus Hyles → species Hyles nicaea

Species name(s)

Hyles nicaea (de Prunner, 1798) = Sphinx nicaea de Prunner, 1798 = Sphinx cyparissiae Hübner, [1813].


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#8. Evropeisky Tsentralny*; #11. Volgo-Donsky*; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky.

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

Flight time

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Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Имаго  (Hyles nicaea)

Detailed information with references


  • Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Portugal, Sardinia, France, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don (?), The European Central (?), Western Caucasus. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Balearic Islands, Bulgaria, the British Isles, Greece (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Portugal (mainland), Sardinia, Ukraine, France (mainland). [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Kazakhstan Personal communication. Alexander Belousov.

Larva food plants

  • Euphorbia, E. nicaeensis. [28]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Hyles nicaea


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Alexandr Zhakov, Aleksandr Andrianov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Alexander Belousov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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04.02.2011 22:30, Alexandr Zhakov

Russian name Hyles South Euphorbiaceae

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