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Hyles vespertilio (Esper, 1780)

Самка  (Hyles vespertilio)


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

Species name(s)

Hyles vespertilio (Esper, 1780) = Sphinx vespertilio Esper, 1780 = salmonea (Oberthür, 1894) = flava (Blachier, 1905) = explicata (Dannehl, 1933).


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky*.

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

Имаго  (Hyles vespertilio)

Detailed information with references


  • Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part of France, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of Russia: Western Caucasus (?). [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece (mainland), Italy (mainland), Romania ?, Ukraine, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland. [10]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Epilobium, Chamaenerium, sometimes Galium. [28]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Paolo Mazzei.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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