Sphingidae Macroglossinae Macroglossini Choerocampina Hyles gallii Hyles livornica
Hyles hippophaes (Esper, [1789])
Seathorn Hawk-moth
Sphinx de l'argousier

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

Synonyms (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
  Synonyms (species):
   kiortsii Koutsaftikis, 1974
   teriolensis Dannehl, 1929

Adult:
H. hippophaes (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Vallée de la Durance, Hautes-Alpes, France, August 16, 2014
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. hippophaes (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Vallée de la Durance, Hautes-Alpes, France, August 16, 2014
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. hippophaes (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Vallée de la Durance, Hautes-Alpes, France, May 26, 2015
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. hippophaes (© Daniel Morel)
Adult, Saint-Crépin (05), bord de la Durance, France, June 28, 2005
(Photo by Daniel Morel)
H. hippophaes (© Daniel Morel)
Adult, Saint-Crépin (05), bord de la Durance, France, June 28, 2005
(Photo by Daniel Morel)
H. hippophaes (© Tony Pittaway)
Adult (male), Le Puy Sainte Reparade, Durance River, France
(Photo by Tony Pittaway, Sphingidae of the Western Palaearctic)

Larva:
H. hippophaes (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Vallée de la Durance, Hautes-Alpes, France, July 19, 2014
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. hippophaes (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Vallée de la Durance, Hautes-Alpes, France, July 19, 2014
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. hippophaes (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Vallée de la Durance, Hautes-Alpes, France, July 19, 2014
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. hippophaes (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Vallée de la Durance, Hautes-Alpes, France, July 24, 2014
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. hippophaes (© Daniel Morel)
Larva, Barrage de Serre-Ponçon (05), France, September 2, 2005
(Photo by Daniel Morel)
H. hippophaes (© Daniel Morel)
Larva, Barrage de Serre-Ponçon (05), France, September 2, 2005
(Photo by Daniel Morel)

Larva (early stages):
H. hippophaes (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (penultimate instar), Vallée de la Durance, Hautes-Alpes, France, July 19, 2014
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
H. hippophaes (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (pupating), Vallée de la Durance, Hautes-Alpes, France, July 26, 2014
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. hippophaes (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Vallée de la Durance, Hautes-Alpes, France, August 4, 2014
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. hippophaes (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Vallée de la Durance, Hautes-Alpes, France, August 4, 2014
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Distribution:
N Spain, S France, S Switzerland, N Italy, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, S Ukraine, N Greece, the Aegean Islands, W Turkey

Foodplants:
Hippophae rhamnoides, Elaeagnus angustifolia

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

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