Sphingidae Macroglossinae Macroglossini Choerocampina Hemaris tityus Deilephila porcellus
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Elephant Hawk-moth
Sphinx de la vigne

Genus: Deilephila [Laspeyres], 1809   Original genus: Sphinx Linnaeus, 1758

Synonims (genus):
   Chaerocampa auct.: incorrect subsequent spelling of Choerocampa Duponchel, 1835
   Choerocampa Duponchel, 1835
   Cinogon Butler, 1881
   Dilephila Kuznetsova, 1906: junior homonym of Dilephila Hampson, 1893
   Dilephila Hampson, 1893: unjustified emendation of Deilephila Laspeyres, 1809
   Dilophila Agassiz, 1846: unjustified emendation of Deilephila Laspeyres, 1809
   Elpenor Agassiz, 1846
   Metopsilus Dunca, 1836
  Synonims (species):
   lewisii Butler, 1875
   porcus Retzius, 1783
   szechuana Chu & Wang, 1980

Adult:
D. elpenor (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Via del Fiume, Aniene River, Anticoli Corrado (Roma), Italy, May 13, 2015
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. elpenor (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, August 5, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. elpenor (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, May 27, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. elpenor (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, June 2000
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. elpenor (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Manziana (Roma), Italy, June 1994
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. elpenor (© Daniel Oliveira)
Adult, Bairrada, Portugal
(Photo by Daniel Oliveira)
D. elpenor (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult, Hobro, Denmark, June 1, 2003
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
D. elpenor (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult, Hobro, Denmark, May 25, 2002
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
D. elpenor (© Erika Signini)
Adult, near Novara, Italy
(Photo by Erika Signini)

Larva:
D. elpenor (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Manziana (Roma), Italy, July 1994
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. elpenor (© Daniel Oliveira)
Larva (green form), Bairrada, Portugal, June 2004
(Photo by Daniel Oliveira)
D. elpenor (© Diego Reggianti)
Larva, Malagrotta (Roma), Italy
(Photo by Diego Reggianti)
D. elpenor (© Jose Ramon Erezuma)
Larva (green form), Aiangiz, Bizkaia, Spain, September 2002
(Photo by Jose Ramon Erezuma)
D. elpenor (© Toon Verbruggen)
Larva, Brasschaat, Belgium, September 11, 2004. Feeding on Menyanthes growing in the water
(Photo by Toon Verbruggen)
D. elpenor (© Toon Verbruggen)
Larva, Brasschaat, Belgium, September 11, 2004. Feeding on Menyanthes
(Photo by Toon Verbruggen)

Pupa:
D. elpenor (© Daniel Oliveira)
Pupa, Bairrada, Portugal
(Photo by Daniel Oliveira)

Habitat:
D. elpenor (© Toon Verbruggen)
Habitat, Brasschaat, Belgium, September 11, 2004
(Photo by Toon Verbruggen)

Foodplants:
Vitis, Parthenocissus, Epilobium, Chamaenerion angustifolium, Clarkia, Galium, Calla palustris, Impatiens, Fucsia, Menyanthes

To know more about:
A.R. Pittaway - Sphingidae of the Western Palaearctic - Deilephila elpenor page

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