Sphingidae Macroglossinae Macroglossini Choerocampina Hyles euphorbiae Hyles hippophaes
Hyles gallii (Rottemburg, 1775)
Bedstraw Hawk-moth
Sphinx de la garance

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):
   chamaenerii Harris, 1839
   chishimana Matsumura, 1929
   galii Kuznetsova, 1906  (unjustifed emendataion of gallii Rottemburg, 1775)
   galii Kirby, 1892  (unjustifed emendataion of gallii Rottemburg, 1775)
   galii [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
   intermedia Kirby, 1837
   nepalensis Daniel, 1961
   oxybaphi Clemens, 1859
   sachaliensis Matsumura, 1929
   tibetanica Eichler, 1971

Adult:
H. gallii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Val Grisanche (Aosta), Italy
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Larva:
H. gallii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Val Grisanche (Aosta), Italy, June 1996
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. gallii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (dark form), Val Grisanche (Aosta), Italy, June 1996
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. gallii (© Fabio Cavallini)
Larva, La Thuile (Aosta), Italy, August 1992
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)
H. gallii (© Bernard Fransen)
Larva, Kippel (Chippel Wald), Switzerland, August 18, 2002
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
H. gallii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (third instar), Val Grisanche (Aosta), Italy, June 1996
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. gallii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (third instar, dark form), Val Grisanche (Aosta), Italy, June 1996
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. gallii (© Benoit Martha)
Larva, Flaine, 1600m, Alpes, France, August 2001
(Photo by Benoit Martha, Arthropa Website)
H. gallii (© Paul De Bie)
Larva, Val de Bagnes, Switzerland, July 2003
(Photo by Paul De Bie, Speleoclub Avalon)
H. gallii (© Paul De Bie)
Larva, Val de Bagnes, Switzerland, July 2003
(Photo by Paul De Bie, Speleoclub Avalon)
H. gallii (© Piotr Guzik)
Larva
(Photo by Piotr Guzik)

Foodplants:
Galium, G. aparine, G. mollugo, G. verum, Epilobium montanum, Chamaenerion angustifolium, Godetia amoena, Clarkia, Fuchsia, Circaea, Plantago major

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

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