Sphingidae Macroglossinae Macroglossini Choerocampina Deilephila elpenor Hippotion celerio
Deilephila porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Small Elephant Hawk-moth
Petit 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: unjustified emendation of Deilephila Laspeyres, 1809
   Dilephila Kuznetsova, 1906: junior homonym of Dilephila Hampson, 1893
   Dilophila Agassiz, 1846: unjustified emendation of Deilephila Laspeyres, 1809
   Elpenor Agassiz, 1846
   Metopsilus Dunca, 1836
  Synonims (species):
   colossus Bang-Haas A., 1906
   gissarodarvasica Shchetkin, 1956
   hibernica Tutt, 1904
   kashgoulii Ebert, 1976
   kuruschi Bang-Haas O., 1938
   porca Bang-Haas O., 1927
   rosea Zerny, 1933
   scotica Tutt, 1904
   sibirica Eitschberger & Zolotuhin, 1997
   sinkiangensis Chu & Wang, 1980
   songoricus Eitschberger & Lukhtanov, 1996
   suellus Staudinger, 1878
   sus Bang-Haas O., 1927

Adult:
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, September 27, 2008
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, September 27, 2008
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Monti della Laga (Rieti), Italy, June 1990
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Monti della Laga (Rieti), Italy, June 1990
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, April 25, 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, April 25, 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, September 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. porcellus (© Elisabeth Gaillard)
Adult
(Photo by Elisabeth Gaillard)

Larva:
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, September 3, 2008
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (second instar), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, August 23, 2008
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (third instar, green form), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, August 31, 2008
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (third instar, brown form), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, August 31, 2008
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, August 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, August 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (second instar), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, July 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (third instar), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, August 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, September 10, 2008
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, September 10, 2008
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Manziana (Roma), Italy, July 1990
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, November 10, 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, September 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Egg:
D. porcellus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Eggs, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, July 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Galium, Rubia, Epilobium, Chamaenerion angustifolium

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

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