Sphingidae Macroglossinae Macroglossini Macroglossina Daphnis nerii Proserpinus proserpina
Macroglossum stellatarum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Humming-bird Hawk-moth
Moro-Sphinx, Sphinx du caille-lait

Genus: Macroglossum Scopoli, 1777   Original genus: Sphinx Linnaeus, 1758

Synonims (genus):
   Bombylia Hübner, 1822
   Macroglossa Ochsenheimer, 1816
   Macroglossa Boisduval, 1833: junior homonym of Macroglossa Ochsenheimer, 1816
   Psithyros Hübner, 1822
   Rhamphoschisma Wallengren, 1858
   Rhopalopsyche Butler, 1875
  Synonims (species):
   nigra Cosmovici, 1892

Adult:
M. stellatarum (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Manziana (Roma), Italy, May 1992
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. stellatarum (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, August 5, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. stellatarum (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, August 29, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. stellatarum (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, August 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. stellatarum (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult, Haut-Asco, 1200m, Corse, France, July 3, 2002
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
M. stellatarum (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Manziana (Roma), Italy, October 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. stellatarum (© Erich Mangl)
Adult, Vienna, Austria, June 2000
(Photo by Erich Mangl, Erich Mangl: Welcome !)
M. stellatarum (© Erich Mangl)
Adult, Vienna, Austria, June 2000
(Photo by Erich Mangl, Erich Mangl: Welcome !)
M. stellatarum (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Monte Pollino, Italy, May 1988
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. stellatarum (© Bye Jasper)
Adult, Beinsdorp, the Netherlands, August 13, 2003
(Photo by Bye Jasper)

Larva:
M. stellatarum (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, June 1998
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. stellatarum (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Roma, Italy, June 1990
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. stellatarum (© Piotr Guzik)
Larva, Krosno, Poland, July 20, 2005
(Photo by Piotr Guzik)

Pupa:
M. stellatarum (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Roma, Italy, June 1990
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Galium, Rubia, Carduus, Phlox, Petunia, Aster, Centaurea, Stellaria

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

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