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

SPHINGIDAE

Macroglossinae

Catus, Lot, 10 July 2010
Macroglossum stellatarum Larva

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© Tineke Aarts

Macroglossum stellatarum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth
Moro-sphinx

Wingspan: 35-55mm

A common species on the wing from early April to the end of September or early October. Recorded daily at Las Descargues and almost all other sites in the area. A diurnal species frequently observed nectaring in the garden.

The larva feeds on Galium mollugo, G. verum, Rubia peregrina.

 

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