Sphingidae: Macroglossinae

1986 (ABH69.013) Spurge Hawk-moth Hyles euphorbiae, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR06853

 Photo © Jeff Higgott
Spurge Hawk-moth
 Photo © Jeff Higgott
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Val Perrin
Bulgaria, June 2006
Bulgaria, June 2006
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bulgaria, June 2006
Bulgaria, June 2006
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bulgaria, June 2003
Bulgaria, June 2003
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bulgaria, July 2009
Bulgaria, July 2009
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies

General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.

Forewing length: 28-31mm.
Foodplant(s): spurges (Euphorbia spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, May-October
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Uncommon/Rare

Habitat

Open, sunny places.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

Similar Species
Whitley Bay
Whitley Bay
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Bedstraw Hawk-moth Hyles galii
ex female Llyn Peninsula 2008
ex female Llyn Peninsula 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Striped Hawk-moth Hyles livornica
Silver-striped Hawk-moth Hippotion celerio

Uncommon/Rare
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Colours:
Black, red, yellow, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5