Sphingidae Macroglossinae Dilophonotini Hemarina Hemaris fuciformis Deilephila elpenor
Hemaris tityus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
Sphinx bourdon, Sphinx de la scabieuse

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

Synonims (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
  Synonims (species):
   alaiana Rothschild & Jordan, 1903
   bombyliformis Linnaeus, 1758
   karaugomica Wojtusiak & Niesiozowski, 1946
   knautiae Zeller, 1869
   saldaitisi Eitschberger, Danner & Surholt, 1998
   scabiosae Zeller, 1869

Adult:
H. tityus (© Daniel Morel)
Adult, Cournonterral, 100m, Hérault, France, May 25, 2015. Ex larva
(Photo by Daniel Morel)
H. tityus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, unknown locality (Northern Italy), May 1997
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. tityus (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult, Raabjerg Mose, N-Jylland, Denmark, May 2007
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
H. tityus (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult, Raabjerg Mose, N-Jylland, Denmark, May 2007
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
H. tityus (© Jens Bjerring Poulsen)
Adults (mating), Langkastrup, Østjylland, Denmark, June 1998
(Photo by Jens Bjerring Poulsen)

Larva:
H. tityus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, unknown locality (Northern Italy), June 1996
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. tityus (© Fabio Cavallini)
Larva, Cervinia (Aosta), Italy, August 1988
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)

Foodplants:
Scabiosa, Succisa pratensis, Knautia arvensis, Galium verum, Lonicera xylosteum, Symphoricarpos rivularis

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

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