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

SPHINGIDAE

Macroglossinae

Las Descargues, August 2002
Hyles livornica Adult

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© Robin Howard

Hyles livornica (Esper, 1779)

Striped Hawkmoth
Livournien

Wingspan: male 60-80mm female 63-85mm

A univoltine migrant species with a very restricted flight period in July It has been recorded from the Causse and Las Descargues only. A species of unmanaged grassland.

Larvae feed on bedstraws, toadflax, spurges, willowherbs and many other herbaceous plants. Does not overwinter in the northern part of its range.

 

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