Sphingidae Macroglossinae Macroglossini Choerocampina Hyles tithymali Theretra alecto
Hyles vespertilio (Esper, [1780])
Dusky Hawk-moth
Cendré, Sphinx chauve-souris

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

Adult:
H. vespertilio (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, August 9, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. vespertilio (© Tiziana Dinolfo)
Adult, Torrente Dolo, Cerredolo (Reggio Emilia), Italy, August 21, 2017 [44.39906, 10.62078]
(Photo by Tiziana Dinolfo, Forum Natura Mediterraneo)
H. vespertilio (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, August 9, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. vespertilio (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, August 10, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. vespertilio (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, August 1996
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. vespertilio (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, August 1996
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Larva:
H. vespertilio (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Torrente Dolo, Cerredolo (Reggio Emilia), Italy, July 14, 2017 [44.39906, 10.62078]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. vespertilio (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Torrente Dolo, Cerredolo (Reggio Emilia), Italy, July 14, 2017 [44.39906, 10.62078]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. vespertilio (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Torrente Dolo, Cerredolo (Reggio Emilia), Italy, July 15, 2017 [44.39906, 10.62078]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. vespertilio (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, July 13, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. vespertilio (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, July 13, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. vespertilio (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, July 16, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. vespertilio (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, July 1996
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Larva (early stages):
H. vespertilio (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (second instar), S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, July 13, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. vespertilio (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (second instar), S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, July 13, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. vespertilio (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (third instar), S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, July 17, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. vespertilio (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (third instar), S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, July 1996
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
H. vespertilio (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (fourth instar), S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, July 13, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
H. vespertilio (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, August 2, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Epilobium, Chamaenerium, sometimes Galium

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

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