Sphinx maurorum - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 21 July 2010
Sphinx maurorum Adult


© Robin Howard

Sphinx maurorum (Jordan, 1931)

Southern Pine Hawkmoth
Sphinx des Maures

Wingspan: 50-70mm

A univoltine, species flying from May to August when it is an infrequent visitor to the lights at Las Descargues and the Causse. A species originating in the pine woods of North Africa, Spain and the extreme south-west of France.

The russet coloured larva feeds on various species of pine.