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Sphingoneopsis gorgoniades (Hubner, 1819)

Имаго  Sphingoneopsis gorgoniades


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

Species name(s)

Sphingoneopsis gorgoniades (Hubner, 1819) = Sphingonaepiopsis gorgoniades (Hubner, [1819]) = Proserpinus gorgoniades Hübner, [1819] = Sphinx gorgon Esper, [1804] = Sphingonaepiopsis pfeifferi chloroptera Mentzer, 1974 = Sphingonaepiopsis gorgoniades chloroptera. [3, 9, 10]

Gorgon Hawkmoth.



This species marks on the maps: 4.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#10. Sredne-Volzhsky*; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky*; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky.

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

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Имаго  Sphingoneopsis gorgoniades

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Sphingonaepiopsis gorgoniades. [3].


  • Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part of Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Albania, Bulgaria, Greece (mainland), Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Croatia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasian, West Caucasian (?), Lower Volga, Mid-Volzhsky (?), South Ural. [3].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Galium and other Rubiaceae. [28].

Subspecies of Sphingoneopsis gorgoniades


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Igor Sakhno.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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04.07.2009 12:50, Vasiliy Feoktistov

The caterpillars feed on the bedstraw and form clusters, is rare. South Europe, Central Asia.

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