Sphingidae Macroglossinae Dilophonotini Hemarina Hemaris aksana Hemaris fuciformis
Hemaris croatica (Esper, 1800)
Olive Bee Hawk-moth
Sphinx bourdon olive et roux

Genus: Hemaris Dalman, 1816   Original genus: Sphinx Linnaeus, 1758

Synonyms (genus):
   Aege Felder, 1874
   Chamaesesia Grote, 1873
   Cochrania Tutt, 1902
   Haemorrhagia Grote & Robinson, 1865
   Hemaria Billberg, 1820
   Jilinga Eitschberger, Danner & Surholt, 1998
   Mandarina Eitschberger, Danner & Surholt, 1998
   Saundersia Eitschberger, Danner & Surholt, 1998
  Synonyms (species):
   sesia Hübner, [1806]

Adult:
H. croatica (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Zagori, Greece, June 1997
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Larva:
H. croatica (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (green form), Zagori, Greece, July 1997
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. croatica (© Diego Reggianti)
Larva (pink form), Zagori, Greece, July 1997
(Photo by Diego Reggianti)

Foodplants:
Scabiosa, Cephalara, Asperula

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

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