Sphingidae Macroglossinae Macroglossini Choerocampina Hyles vespertilio Daphnis nerii
Theretra alecto (Linnaeus, 1758)
Levant Hawk-moth
Sphinx du Levant

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

Synonyms (genus):
   Florina Tutt, 1903
   Gnathostypsis Wallengren, 1858
   Hathia Moore, 1882
   Oreus Hübner, 1819
  Synonyms (species):
   cretica Boisduval, 1827
   freyeri Kirby, 1892
   intermissa Gehlen, 1941
   transcaspica Bang-Haas O., 1927

Adult:
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Psili Ammos, Serifos, Greece, August 20, 2011
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Psili Ammos, Serifos, Greece, August 9, 2010
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Psili Ammos, Serifos, Greece, August 25, 2011
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Psili Ammos, Serifos, Greece, August 26, 2011
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Psili Ammos, N side, Serifos, Greece, July 30, 2011 [37.16315, 24.5229]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
T. alecto (© Tony Pittaway)
Adult
(Photo by Tony Pittaway, Sphingidae of the Western Palaearctic)
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Santorini, Greece, June 1980
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Larva:
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Psili Ammos, Serifos, Greece, July 31, 2011
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Psili Ammos, Serifos, Greece, July 25, 2012
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Psili Ammos, Serifos, Greece, September 12, 2010
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Psili Ammos, Serifos, Greece, September 12, 2010
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Psili Ammos, Serifos, Greece, September 16, 2010
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Larva (early stages):
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (first instar), Psili Ammos, Serifos, Greece, August 7, 2011
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (second instar), Psili Ammos, Serifos, Greece, August 24, 2010
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (third instar), Psili Ammos, Serifos, Greece, August 30, 2010
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (fourth instar), Psili Ammos, Serifos, Greece, August 18, 2011
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (fourth instar), Psili Ammos, Serifos, Greece, September 5, 2010
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (pupating), Psili Ammos, Serifos, Greece, August 9, 2011
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Livadi, Serifos, Greece, September 9, 2017. Ex larva
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Livadi, Serifos, Greece, September 9, 2017. Ex larva
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Livadi, Serifos, Greece, September 9, 2017. Ex larva
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Psili Ammos, Serifos, Greece, September 23, 2010
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Egg:
T. alecto (© Paolo Mazzei)
Egg, Psili Ammos, Serifos, Greece, August 6, 2011
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Vitis, Parthenocissus, Saurauia, Dillenia, Tetracera, Leea, Psychotria, Rubia, Cissus

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

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