Sphingidae Sphinginae Sphingini Agrius convolvuli Sphinx maurorum
Sphinx ligustri Linnaeus, 1758
Privet Hawk-moth
Sphinx du troène

Genus: Sphinx Linnaeus, 1758   Original genus: Sphinx Linnaeus, 1758

Synonims (genus):
   Gargantua Kirby, 1892
   Herse Oken, 1815
   Hyloecus Agassiz, 1846
   Hyloecus Kuznetsova, 1906
   Hyloicus Hübner, 1819
   Lethia Hübner, 1819
   Lintneria Butler, 1876
   Mesosphinx Cockerell, 1920
   Phinx Fuessly, 1781: incorrect subsequent spelling of Sphinx Linnaeus, 1758
   Spectrum Scopoli, 1777
   Sphynx Pallas, 1771: incorrect subsequent spelling of Sphinx Linnaeus, 1758
  Synonims (species):
   amurensis Oberthür, 1886
   chishimensis Matsumura, 1929
   eichleri Eitschberger, Danner & Surholt, 1992
   fraxini Dannehl, 1925
   nisseni Rothschild & Jordan, 1903
   spiraeae Esper, 1800
   weryi Rungs, 1977
   zolotuhini Eitschberger & Lukhtanov, 1996

Adult:
S. ligustri (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, June 1992
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
S. ligustri (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, May 10, 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
S. ligustri (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, June 1992
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Larva:
S. ligustri (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, May 1992
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
S. ligustri (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, June 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
S. ligustri (© Boguslaw Zajac)
Larva, Węgrzce. Cracow, Poland, September 4, 2005
(Photo by Boguslaw Zajac, galeria Bogusla Zajaca)

Pupa:
S. ligustri (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, May 1992
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Ligustrum, Ribes, Rubus idaeus, Spiraea, Sorbaria sorbifolia, Aruncus silvestris, Malus domestica, Fraxinus excelsior, Syringa, Viburnum opulus, Lonicera, Symphoricarpos

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

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