Sphingidae Macroglossinae Macroglossini Macroglossina Macroglossum stellatarum Rethera komarovi
Proserpinus proserpina (Pallas, 1772)
Willowherb Hawk-moth
Sphinx de l'epilobe, Sphinx de l'onagre

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

Synonims (genus):
   Dieneces Butler, 1881
   Lepisesia Grote, 1865
   Pogocolon Boisduval, 1875
   Pterogon Boisduval, 1833
   Pteropogon Meigen, 1829
  Synonims (species):
   aenotheroides Butler, 1876
   gigas Oberthür, 1922
   japetus Grum-Grshimailo, 1890
   oenotherae [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
   schieffermilleri Fuessly, 1779

Adult:
P. proserpina (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, May 27, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. proserpina (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, June 23, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. proserpina (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, July 1996
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. proserpina (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, June 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. proserpina (© Marcin Grabski)
Adult, Wroclaw, Upper Silesia, Poland, April 28, 2004
(Photo by Marcin Grabski)
P. proserpina (© Philippe Mothiron)
Adult, Verneuil-sur-Seine (Yvelines), France, May 20, 2004
(Photo by Philippe Mothiron, Les Carnets du Lépidoptériste Français)

Larva:
P. proserpina (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Roma, Italy, May 24, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. proserpina (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Roma, Italy, May 18, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. proserpina (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, July 1996
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. proserpina (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, July 1997
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. proserpina (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (green form), Roma, Italy, July 1997
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. proserpina (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (first instar), Roma, Italy, May 21, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. proserpina (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (second instar), Roma, Italy, July 19, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. proserpina (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (third instar), Roma, Italy, July 9, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
P. proserpina (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Roma, Italy, June 2, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. proserpina (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, S. Pietro, Assergi (L'Aquila), Italy, July 1996
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Egg:
P. proserpina (© Paolo Mazzei)
Egg, Roma, Italy, May 19, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Epilobium hirsutum, Epilobium angustifolium, Epilobium palustre, Epilobium dodonaei, Epilobium montanum, Oenothera biennis, Lythrum salicaria

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

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