Sphingidae Macroglossinae Macroglossini Choerocampina Hyles dahlii Hyles gallii
Hyles euphorbiae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Spurge Hawk-moth
Sphinx de l'euphorbe

Genus: Hyles Hübner, [1819]   Original genus: Sphinx Linnaeus, 1758

Synonims (genus):
   Celerio Agassiz, 1846
   Danneria Eitschberger & Zolotuhin, 1998
   Eremohyles Eitschberger & Zolotuhin, 1998
   Hawaiina Tutt, 1903
   Hippohyles Eitschberger & Zolotuhin, 1998
   Rommeliana Eitschberger & Zolotuhin, 1998
   Surholtia Eitschberger & Zolotuhin, 1998
   Thaumas Eitschberger & Zolotuhin, 1998
   Turneria Tutt, 1903
   Weissmannia Tutt, 1904
  Synonims (species):
   dolomiticola Stauder, 1930
   esulae Hufnagel, 1766  (unnecessary replacement for euphorbiae Linnaeus, 1758)
   esulae Boisduval, 1834  (junior homonym of esulae Hufnagel, 1766)
   etrusca Verity, 1911
   filapjewi Bang-Haas O., 1931
   grentzenbergi Staudinger, 1855
   lucida Derzhavets, 1980
   paralias Nickerl, 1837
   rothschildi Stauder, 1930
   sinensis Closs, 1917
   strasillai Stauder, 1921
   subiacensis Dannehl, 1933
   vandalusica Ribbe, 1910

Adult:
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Focene (Rome), Italy, June 13, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Focene (Rome), Italy, October 18, 2011
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Fregene (Rome), Italy, September 1992
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Focene (Rome), Italy, September 1994
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. euphorbiae (© Diego Reggianti)
Adult, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, August 2003
(Photo by Diego Reggianti)
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Dodoni (Ioannina), Greece, July 1996
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Tunisia, June 1998
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Tunisia, June 1998
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. euphorbiae (© Anne Henderson)
Adult, Spain, August 2004
(Photo by Anne Henderson)
H. euphorbiae (© Anne Henderson)
Adult, Spain, August 2004
(Photo by Anne Henderson)

Larva:
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Focene (Rome), Italy, November 2, 2008
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Focene (Rome), Italy, September 24, 2013
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Ciciliano, Roma, Italy, September 29, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Ciciliano, Roma, Italy, September 29, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. euphorbiae (© Roger Eritja)
Larva, Barcelona, Spain
(Photo by Roger Eritja, Fotografia de Roger Eritja)
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Fregene (Rome), Italy, September 1992.
This is probably a hybrid population between H. euphorbiae and H. tithymali
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. euphorbiae (© Diego Reggianti)
Larva, Fregene (Rome), Italy, August 1999.
This is probably a hybrid population between H. euphorbiae and H. tithymali
(Photo by Diego Reggianti)
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, September 2000.
This is probably a hybrid population between H. euphorbiae and H. tithymali
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Dodoni (Ioannina), Greece, June 1996
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Zagori, Greece, June 1997
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Dodoni (Ioannina), Greece, June 1996
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Tunisia, June 1998
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. euphorbiae (© Eugenio Melotti)
Larva, Concordia (Modena), Italy
(Photo by Eugenio Melotti)
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Zagori, Greece, June 1997.
This dark form was obtained by exposing larvae to low temperatures
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. euphorbiae (© Helmut Presser)
Larva, Greece
(Photo by Helmut Presser)

Larva (early stages):
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larvae (penultimate instar), Dodoni (Ioannina), Greece, August 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Fregene (Rome), Italy, September 1992
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Egg:
H. euphorbiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Eggs, Zagori, Greece, June 1997
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Euphorbia; reported also on Mercurialis annua, Polygonum aviculare, Vitis, Fuchsia

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

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